Oscar trailer hits cinemas today

Jan 06, 2012 by Ian Evans

Working with the folks over at Funny or Die, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has produced the trailer for the 84th Academy Awards featuring appearances by host Billy Crystal and Robin Williams, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, William Fichtner and Vinnie Jones.

“We wanted to try something a little bit different this year instead of a traditional, clip-based piece,” said Academy Chief Marketing Officer Christina Kounelias. “The trailer has a fun twist that conveys how excited everyone is to have Billy back.”

It’ll be Crystal’s ninth time emceeing the Oscars and as Mike Farah, Funny Or Die’s president of production said, “We think the trailer really speaks to the excitement around this year’s Oscars®.”

The trailer will have a one-month run in more than 2,000 theaters beginning January 6 and can be viewed online at Oscars.org/trailer. Here it is:

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26. Stick with DigitalHit.com for all your 2012 Oscars coverage.