Movie fans, your opportunity to ask Oscar® nominees and presenters a question on the red carpet has arrived. Beginning today (February 22), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invites fans from around the world to submit questions via Twitter (@TheAcademy) and Facebook (/TheAcademy) for possible inclusion in “Oscars Red Carpet Live,” the show immediately preceding the 83rd Academy Awards® on Sunday, February 27, 2011.
Questions will be posed to Oscar nominees and other celebrities by “Oscars Red Carpet Live” cohosts Robin Roberts, Tim Gunn, Krista Smith and Maria Menounos. Fan questions, answers and photos will also be posted throughout Oscar Night® on Oscar.com, the Academy’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.
Facebook fans can post questions to the Academy’s fan page Wall. On Twitter, fans are encouraged to submit questions using the celebrity name with hash tags #ask #Oscars. Technology provider Mass Relevance will be working with the Academy to collect and select fan questions.
“Oscars Red Carpet Live” is a 90-minute show which will provide viewers with an expanded red carpet experience featuring interviews with nominees, presenters and guests as well as behind the scenes glimpses into the Oscars®. It will air on the ABC Television Network at 4 p.m. PT, immediately preceding the Oscar telecast.
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.
Here is the new fansite for the wonderful and talented actress Cate Blanchett at www.cate-blanchett.com! Hilary and Cate starred together in the film The Gift as you probably remember. Visit the site if you like Cate and I hope you will enjoy it <3
Hilary Swank is no stranger to the film awards season. The two-time Oscar winner (for “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Million Dollar Baby”) is back this year with her role as Betty Anne Waters in “Conviction,” the based-on-a-true story film about a single-mother waitress who puts herself through law scool to try to get her brother’s murder conviction overturned.
Sam Rockwell plays her brother, Kenny, and said of his co-star late last year: “Hilary’s fierce; she’s really a force of nature. So I was intimidated and yet thrilled and excited” to work with her.
Awards Tracker is thrilled and excited to have Swank join us at 10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 14) for a live chat to discuss the film, her SAG nomination for the role and whatever else you want to talk to her about. Sign up below.
Hilary Swank looks set to be the next celebrity to try her hand at the fashion business, WWD has learned. The two-time Academy Award winner has been working with the DMA Designers Management Agency, developing a concept for an apparel collection with an athletic bend.
DMA co-founder Marc Beckman said Swank initially thought about a T-shirt line that “provided motivation and inspiration,” but given her athletic background — Swank used to be competitive gymnast — it quickly evolved into a line with an sporty bent. “Our platform is a contemporary, outdoor, athleisure brand,” Beckman said.
Like the reported deal between Amar’e Stoudemire and Rachel Roy, which DMA put together, the agency and Swank are interviewing fashion designers to partner with the actress on designing the collection.
When Hilary Swank last did series TV, it was on the original Beverly Hills, 90210 in the late nineties. So it seems appropriate that, two Oscars later, she’s developing a new reality show for the CW, home of the rebooted 90210. Vulture has learned that her new project is a fashion-themed game show, which also seems appropriate because … actually, we can’t really think of a parallel, other than the fact that she’s looked very nice on the awards shows’ red carpets.
While nobody at the network is speaking, industry insiders said the untitled series (currently known simply as the Untitled Hilary Swank Reality Project) will be a studio-based game show in which self-described fashion diehards will be tested on their knowledge of style and fashion, with one winning fashionista earning big prizes (couture Turtle Wax?). Swank — who has a production company with partner Molly Smith called 2S Films — is developing the CW project with Reveille, the studio behind The Biggest Loser (as well as the Swank-obsessed The Office). It’s still early in the development process; the CW hasn’t even ordered a pilot yet. But with the network already home to the fashion-centric America’s Next Top Model and Gossip Girl, a fashion-forward game show might make a lot of sense as low-cost programming for the network during the summer months.