Oscars Luncheon – It’s just not about who but what…. are you wearing?

We’re excited to have covered the Oscar’s Luncheon with our correspondent, Kristyn Burtt, in attendance. This is one of those events where you get credentialed as press but can’t do video and can’t do photos but can take lots of notes and plug into their feed.

Being an online TV network sometimes has it’s challenges at these events because we don’t operate like a traditional TV station nor do we have the ability to take their video format and try to use it… so we go with what works…. that is until it’s digital all the way and we can take advantage of the interface.

Who do the nominees like to hang out with?

84th Academy Awards, Nominees Luncheon, Brad Pitt and George Clooney

84th Academy Awards, Nominees Luncheon, Brad Pitt and George Clooney

Brad Pitt and George Clooney – they’re the cool kids.

84th Academy Awards, Nominees Luncheon

84th Academy Awards, Nominees Luncheon

What are the ladies wearing? It’s still to early to know.

Only a few nominees had an answer, the rest were still being courted by the couture houses so we’ll be surprised when they walk the red carpet.

Eighteen of the 20 nominees in the acting categories were among 150+ Oscar nominees who were in attendance Monday, February 6, at the Beverly Hilton for  the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to honor for this year’s Oscar contenders at the annual Nominees Luncheon.

Don’t worry, we will be back with more Behind the Scenes coverage on the road to the Oscars with our Behind the Red Carpet coverage featuring Kristyn Burtt.

Oscars iPad App

Oscars iPad App

If you want to keep up on the latest – get the free iPad app for Oscars  – it’s your backstage pass for the event with lots of great fan resources – Bonus – the app also features an interactive ballot and backstage pass on Oscar Sunday.

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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2012 Oscar Nominees List – Who’s Your Pick?

In anticipation of the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences has launched “Celebrate the Movies,” a digital exhibition spotlighting iconic moments from 84 films. credit: ©A.M.P.A.S.

84th Academy Awards® “Celebrate the Movies” digital exhibition spotlighting 84 films. credit: ©A.M.P.A.S.

Mingle Media TV Network and our host, Kristyn Burtt, were invited to cover the 2012 Oscars Nomination announcement today (bright and early) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence. We’ve got some great photos and coverage from today’s event.

Oscars iPad App

Oscars iPad App

If you want to keep up on the latest – get the free iPad app for Oscars  – it’s your backstage pass for the event with lots of great fan resources – Bonus – the app also features an interactive ballot and backstage pass on Oscar Sunday.

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Here’s the official list of 2012 Oscar Nominations

Best Picture

  • “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
  • “The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
  • “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
  • “The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
  • “Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
  • “Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
  • “Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
  • “The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
  • “War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
  • George Clooney in “The Descendants”
  • Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
  • Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
  • Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
  • Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
  • Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
  • Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
  • Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
  • Viola Davis in “The Help”
  • Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
  • Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”
Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist”
  • Jessica Chastain in “The Help”
  • Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
  • Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”
  • Octavia Spencer in “The Help”

Animated Feature Film

  • “A Cat in Paris” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
  • “Chico & Rita” Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
  • “Kung Fu Panda 2” Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • “Puss in Boots” Chris Miller
  • “Rango” Gore Verbinski
Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Art Direction

  • “The Artist” Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
  • “Hugo” Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
  • “Midnight in Paris” Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
  • “War Horse” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

Cinematography

  • “The Artist” Guillaume Schiffman
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Jeff Cronenweth
  • “Hugo” Robert Richardson
  • “The Tree of Life” Emmanuel Lubezki
  • “War Horse” Janusz Kaminski

Costume Design

  • “Anonymous” Lisy Christl
  • “The Artist” Mark Bridges
  • “Hugo” Sandy Powell
  • “Jane Eyre” Michael O’Connor
  • “W.E.” Arianne Phillips
Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Directing

  • “The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius
  • “The Descendants” Alexander Payne
  • “Hugo” Martin Scorsese
  • “Midnight in Paris” Woody Allen
  • “The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick

Documentary (Feature)

  • “Hell and Back Again” Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
  • “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
  • “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
  • “Pina” Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
  • “Undefeated” TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement” Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
  • “God Is the Bigger Elvis” Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
  • “Incident in New Baghdad”James Spione
  • “Saving Face” Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
  • “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Film Editing

  • “The Artist” Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
  • “The Descendants” Kevin Tent
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
  • “Hugo” Thelma Schoonmaker
  • “Moneyball” Christopher Tellefsen

Foreign Language Film

  • “Bullhead” Belgium
  • “Footnote”
  • “In Darkness” Poland
  • “Monsieur Lazhar” Canada
  • “A Separation” Iran

Makeup

  • “Albert Nobbs” Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
  • “The Iron Lady” Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Music (Original Score)

  • “The Adventures of Tintin” John Williams
  • “The Artist” Ludovic Bource
  • “Hugo” Howard Shore
  • “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Alberto Iglesias
  • “War Horse” John Williams

Music (Original Song)

  • “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
  • “Real in Rio” from “Rio” Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)

  • “Dimanche/Sunday” Patrick Doyon
  • “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
  • “La Luna” Enrico Casarosa
  • “A Morning Stroll” Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
  • “Wild Life” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “Pentecost” Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
  • “Raju” Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
  • “The Shore” Terry George and Oorlagh George
  • “Time Freak” Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
  • “Tuba Atlantic” Hallvar Witzø

Sound Editing

  • “Drive” Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Ren Klyce
  • “Hugo” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
  • “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
  • “War Horse” Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom
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Mingle Media TV's Coverage of the 2012 Oscar Nominations

Sound Mixing

  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
  • “Hugo” Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
  • “Moneyball” Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
  • “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
  • “War Horse” Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects

  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
  • “Hugo” Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
  • “Real Steel” Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
  • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
  • “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • “The Descendants” Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
  • “Hugo” Screenplay by John Logan
  • “The Ides of March” Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
  • “Moneyball” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin
  • “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “The Artist” Written by Michel Hazanavicius
  • “Bridesmaids” Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
  • “Margin Call” Written by J.C. Chandor
  • “Midnight in Paris” Written by Woody Allen
  • “A Separation” Written by Asghar Farhadi
Mingle Media Coverage of 2012 Oscars Nominations

Mingle Media Coverage of 2012 Oscars Nominations

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Oscar Coverage: 83rd Academy Awards Red Carpet Views

We’re so excited that Mingle Media TV Network got to be on the Red Carpet at this year’s Oscars. It was an amazing experience and one that we have been sharing with you this past week. We have some videos to share with you but thought I’d share some eye candy with you from some of the photos.

Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo

Yes – I am posting some of my favorites up – but you can chime in and let us know which were your favorites on the Red Carpet.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

Very gracious and spoke to almost all the press on the carpet… Celine Dion!

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Love Christian Bale – but not the beard… a girl can dream, can’t she?

Christian Bale
Christian Bale

LOVED the King’s Speech and so happy the best actor went to Colin Firth… oh and I love him too.

Colin Firth
Colin Firth

Thought Gwyneth Paltrow Rocked the red carpet in this liquid silver dress…

Nicole Kidman was talking to all the press – so sweet.

Anne Hathaway looked amazing. Love RED.

Jennifer Lawrence – rocked the red and looked flawless.

Melissa Leo – what can I say – next time…. FRAK is the word! Congrats to her for winning!!

Hugh Jackman – do I really need to say it? So hot.

Mark Wahlberg – you will always be Marky Mark to me in that underwear ad… and you have tapped into your talent and I’m sure you’re mom is so proud of you (and Donnie – he rocks too).

Finally – Reece Witherspoon – you are so beautiful – loved your dress!!

Okay – wait for the video – cause you know that’s how we do it…

Stay tuned.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

 

Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

 

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

 

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

 

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

 

 

 

 

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

You’re Invited to Send Your Questions to be Answered on the Oscar’s Pre-show “Oscars Red Carpet Live”

If you’re a social media user i.e. Twitter – then be sure to follow @TheAcademy and if you’re on Facebook – LIKE their page http://www.facebook.com/TheAcademy. Then submit your questions via Twitter or Facebook for possible inclusion in the “Oscars Red Carpet LIVE” show right before the 83rd Academy Awards show on Sunday. Fan questions, answers and photos will be posted throughout Oscar Night® on Oscar.com, the Academy’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.

So who’s gonna get the questions you ask? Robin Roberts from Good Morning America, Tim Gunn from Project Runway (and Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne), Krista Smith the West Coast editor for Vanity Fair and Maria Menounos a special correspondent for Access Hollywood.

If you want to ask a specific question on Twitter to one of the above co-hosts then tweet your questions using the celebrity name with hash tags #ask #Oscars. It will be interesting to see how the outsourced service of collecting and selecting Facebook posts and tweets go, as there will be millions watching and who knows how many tweeting and Facebooking!!

Oh, the company who is doing the outsourced social “curation” is called Mass Relevance out of Austin TX. Check them out online – they have an interesting story and what looks like a high powered tool to help large events harness the conversations about them.

More about “Oscars Red Carpet Live”  – it’s a 90-minute show providing viewers with an expanded red carpet experience featuring interviews with nominees, presenters and guests as well as behind the scenes glimpses into the Oscars® on the ABC Television Network at 4 p.m. PT.

JD / MMTVN Producer at the Kodak Theatre

JD / MMTVN Producer at the Kodak Theatre Checking out the Prep for the Oscars

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Did I mention – Mingle Media TV Network will be covering from the Red Carpet at the Kodak Theatre? Oh, well, here’s our producer, JD, at the Theatre yesterday after picking his credentials up – doesn’t he look excited?? Wait til you see him in a tuxedo from Elite Tuxedos in Westwood.

In Honor of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar History

The Oscar statuette is the copyrighted property of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the statuette and the phrases "Academy Award(s)" and "Oscar(s)" are registered trademarks under the laws of the United States and other countries.

The Oscar Statuette

Officially named the Academy Award® of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar, however, the origins of which aren’t clear. A popular story circulating about the nickname was that Margaret Herrick, Academy librarian, thought it resembled her Uncle Oscar and then the Academy staff began calling it Oscar. It wasn’t until the the sixth Awards presentation in 1934, that Hollywood columnist Sidney Skolsky actually used the name in his column in reference to Katharine Hepburn’s first Best Actress win. The Academy didn’t officially use the nickname until 1939.

Oscar stands 13 1/2 inches tall and weighs a robust 8 1/2 pounds. The design of the statuette has never changed from its original conception however the base did change until 1945 when that became standardized.

First Oscar Presentation

Just after the movies started being “talkies” the first Academy Awards were handed out on May 16th 1929 in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with 270 people in attendance.

The Academy President, Douglas Fairbanks, handed out the statuettes.

Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks

Fairbanks was one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). He was also a very astute businessman, and was a founding member of United Artists. Back then the award recipients knew 3 months ahead of the ceremony. However, that changed as the next decade the newspapers were given advance notice for publication the night before at 11 PM before the awards. This changed again and in 1940 the LA Times announced the winners ahead of the approved time so the Academy adopted the sealed-envelope system and this is the method of announcing the winners that are used today.

Bob Hope

Bob Hope

The Academy Awards started out at banquet affairs but with the increased attendance and WWII made it impractical as the presentation ceremonies moved to a theatre setting. The 16th Academy Awards was held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and was covered by network radio to be broadcast overseas for American GIs. The Awards move from Grauman’s to the Shrine Auditorium to the Melrose Avenue Theatre and then moved to the Pantages Theatre.

It was on March 19, 1953 that the Academy Awards was first televised with Bob Hope as a master of ceremonies and was broadcast on NBC-TV and radio network. In 1961 the Awards moved to Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and changed to ABC-TV Network.

Color broadcasts started in 1966 and from 1971 – 1975 NBC-TV carried the broadcasts again. The Awards show moved back to ABC-TV in 1976 and will continue through 2014 under the current contract. (HOT NEWS: just in today 2/24/2011: ABC just received an extension to their contract for another six years through 2020.)

Kodak Theatre

Kodak Theatre

There were more venue changes from 1969 going from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the LA County Music Center until 1987 when they returned back to the Shrine Auditorium. The venue switched back and forth between these two sites over the next twelve years and have been held at the Kodak Theatre since 2002.

Statuettes Awarded

The first year there were 15 statuettes awarded (14 to men and one to Janet Gaynor, Best Actress). The second year it was reduced to seven but thereafter the number of winners and categories grew steadily. In 1934 the Academy signed with Price Waterhouse to tabulate and ensure the secrecy of the results. This years ballots are going to be tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers (new name adopted in 1998).

There were only three times that the Academy Awards did not go off as scheduled:

  • 1938 Floods – Delayed the ceremony one week
  • 1968 Postponed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr who had been assassinated
  • 1981 Postponed 24 hours due to the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan

One more fun fact – attendance at the Academy Awards ceremony is by invitation only and no tickets are available for the public.

Follow Mingle Media TV’s Oscar coverage here at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

Hollywood Boulevard Closure Tonight 10 PM to Prepare for Oscar Prep

JAMES FRANCO, ANNE HATHAWAY

James Franco, Anne Hathaway Hots of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

To prepare for this year’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards with the construction of press risers, installing fan bleachers and the pre-show stages along the Oscar red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning tonight at 10 p.m. reopening at 6 a.m. Monday only to close again at 10 p.m. and stay closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1.

If you’re new to LA, and use public transportation to get around, you need to know that the MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 26, until 6 a.m. Monday, February 28 and then it will resume it’s regular schedule.

It’s not just the roads that get closed down, it’s also the side streets and sidewalks. You can get details of the closures from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Sixth and the Thirteenth District City Council field offices, at Navigate Hollywood.com, and on the Academy’s website at www.oscars.org/closures.

Be sure to save the date for this years Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

 

Street Closures for the Oscars

Street Closures for the Oscars

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.

Who’s Your Pick for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards? Who Will Win an Oscar?

We wanted to share the OFFICIAL online Oscar ballot with you and a link where you can vote online for your choice for this year’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Just click here and go to this link and click on each of the 24 categories to make your selections. Happy voting!click to pick your oscar choice

83rd Academy Awards, Oscar Envelope

83rd Academy Awards, Oscar Envelope

About this year’s official Oscar envelopes and announcement cards:

Marc Friedland was selected to design new envelopes and announcement cards bearing the names of Oscar winners at the 83rd Academy Awards.

And the Oscar goes to

and the Oscar goes to ...

 

Imagine the suspense as the presenters are standing their with the official envelope – ready to open it and announce…

“and the Oscar goes to…”

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check out: OSCAR ALL ACCESS

Oscar All Access is a new premium service that gives Oscar fans the ultimate view of Hollywood’s biggest night starting with the Red Carpet and then after at the Governor’s Ball. The price is $4.99 and will get you behind the scenes access including their new “360 cam” technology where you can direct your own Oscar experience with just the touch of a mouse. Click here to find out more about this new experience for uber fans!

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.