Oscars ratings ploy: We're NOT gonna tell you the names of the celebrity presen

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Taylor
This Gimmick Could Backfire
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What a sucky ploy to lure in viewers!

This year, the head honchos for the Oscars have decided not to release
the names of any of the celebrity presenters.

Usually they'll mention and promote their celeb presenters weeks
before the show to get people interested in watching the telecast.

This time around, Oscar producers Laurence Mark and Bill Condon are
doing something different.

They're hoping to get viewers interested by keeping people in
suspense.

Unger said today, "There will be fantastic movie stars that appeal to
a whole range of movie lovers and fans of our show. We're just not
going to tell you who they all are."

Boring!

The show will air live on February 22nd from Los Angeles.



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T987654321
Who gives a rip?
                                            
Mark
That probably means that it's a parade of nobodies.
                                            
Anim8rFSK
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Yeah, what the hell?  Is it all Kathy Griffin D-listers?
                                            
Derek
They're going to follow the one basic official Academy rule, which is, viz:
"No nominee may present his own category".

(Happened once years ago, with Irving Berlin, and was more embarrassing 
then anything else.
But more to the point, they don't want a nominee being sneaky enough to 
read himself into the award and viewers at home never knowing for 
sure--Seeing as we STILL don't know whether Jack Nicholson was really 
reading the envelope, and that "The Departed" really did beat "Little 
Miss Sunshine"...)  ;)

Which is the official explanation for the tradition of why last year's 
Best Actor/SupAct reads this year's Best Actress/SupActs, and vicie versie.
(And why they always pull out the lamest non-nominated flop animation 
character to cameo reading the Best Animated Feature category, and we 
cringe for three minutes while some show writer pretends that "Chicken 
Little" and "Bee Movie" were actually funny.)  >_<

Derek Janssen
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From: [email protected] (Derek┬áJanssen) viewers at home never
knowing for sure--Seeing as we STILL don't know whether Jack Nicholson
was really reading the envelope, and that "The Departed" really did beat
"Little Miss Sunshine"...) ;)
                                            
Derek
Uh, my unfathomable psychic powers GUESS that it's going to be last 
year's winners announcing the acting awards...  9_9

Derek Janssen (wait, I'm getting a psychic flash....A kung-fu panda will 
announce Best Animated, if he doesn't make the nomination cut)
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Adam
I'm gonna guess it'll be announced by actors of opposite sex. Also, just
before the actors present the award, they'll attempt to read two short
sentences off teleprompters and will fumble the lines, killing the joke.

And many of the women will wear ridiculously expensive but unflattering
dresses.
                                            
trickster206yahoocom
And we can find out how much the promotional gifts cost since
Hollywood was blessed with $500 million from TARP.