Even more Oscar® news

Mar 16, 2002 by Ian Evans

Today’s packing day, as the Digital Hit team prepares for our Oscar trek via Amtrak. You’d think we’d have a few minutes to fold socks, but no, the Oscar® news rolls on. Here’s the latest:

  • Final Oscar® polls close Tuesday at 5 p.m. Voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences must return their completed final Oscar ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. Ballots received after the 5 p.m. deadline are ineligible.
  • Academy Award nominated actress Halle Berry will make her second appearance as an Oscar show presenter for the 74th Academy Awards®.
  • Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt will make her fourth Oscar show appearance as a presenter at the 74th Academy Awards®.
  • Josh Hartnett will be making his first Oscar® appearance.
  • Randy Newman and John Goodman are scheduled to perform on this year’s Academy Awards® Telecast. They will perform Newman’s Oscar-nominated song “If I Didn’t Have You” from the animated film, Monsters, Inc. for which Goodman provided the voice of “Sullivan.” Newman, who has received 16 Academy Award® nominations, will be making his seventh performance appearance on the telecast. His previously nominated songs include “A Fool in Love” from Meet the Parents (2000), “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2 (1999) and “I Love to See You Smile” from Parenthood (1989). In 1998, Newman received a nomination in each of the three music categories: Original Dramatic Score for Pleasantville, Original Musical or Comedy Score for A Bug’s Life” and Original Song “That’ll Do” from Babe: Pig in the City.
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