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article imageOscar theme highlights movie heroes

By Tim O'Brien     Jan 14, 2014 in Entertainment
Beverly Hills - It will be a celebration of movie heroes. It is the Oscars. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today (Jan. 14) that movie heroes will be this year's theme.
It will be all about heroes on the big screen from real-life heroes, super heroes, popular heroes and animated heroes, they noted in a release.
“We wanted to unify the show with an entertaining and emotional theme,” said Zadan and Meron. “People around the world go to the movies to be inspired by the characters they see on the screen. By celebrating the gamut of heroes who have enriched our movie-going experience, we hope to create an evening of fun and joy, said Zadan and Meron.
They also include heroes both past and present, as well as the filmmakers who bring them to the screen. "And that includes the filmmakers and actors who take risks and stimulate us with provocative subjects and daring characters. They are all heroes in the cinematic landscape," they added.
Who gets included? That may be a reason to watch, along with the awards being handed out. But, think about the possibilities from Ghandi to Superman, and everyone in between.
On that note, the Academy also will present “The Oscars Celebrates Movie Heroes,” an exhibition in the Grand Lobby Gallery of its Beverly Hills headquarters. The exhibit will be on display from Jan 17-March 5. Included are “Gandhi,” “Silkwood, "“Superman" and “The Dark Knight”). Also included are “Shrek,” Samurai,” “Gladiator”) and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
So, the Oscars will be a night of hero worship, so to speak. But, how will the show incorporate such a theme? With comedy, perhaps. “Of course, there will be no shortage of comedy with Ellen DeGeneres as our host,” the producers added. “There may also be a few musical surprises along the way," concluded Zadan and Meron.
The Oscars will air live in all time zones on Sunday, March 2.
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