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Oscars ® Correspondent Contest

In EOTM News, Oscars 2011 on February 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm

WHAT: Academy President Tom Sherak will announce the winners of the third annual mtvU Oscars Correspondent Contest

The grand prize winners will get a spot on the red carpet for the 83rd Academy Awards arrivals tomorrow, February 27, and will have access to the backstage press rooms and the Governors Ball. Oscar coverage from the winning team will be posted on mtvU.com and MTVNews.com the week of February 28.

WHO: Academy President Tom Sherak

mtvU Oscars Correspondent Contest Finalists:
Luz Pena and Philip Robibero from Hofstra University
Blake Mitchell and David Torcivia from the University of Georgia
Sarah Erickson and Joel Kutz from the University of Southern California

Academy’s Blue Ribbon Selection Panel
Brooke Anderson, co-host of HLN’s Showbiz Tonight
Sandy Cohen, “Oscar Insider” for the Associated Press
Adam Weissler, senior segment producer, EXTRA

WHEN: Saturday, February 26, 2011
10 a.m.

WHERE: Bottom of the Grand Stair in Awards Walk
Hollywood & Highland Center

CONTACT: Tarrah Lee Curtis, (310) 247-3090, tcurtis@oscars.org

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.



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