Producers: 2011 Oscars will take viewers on a scenic trip through time, space and movies
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Oscar viewers, get ready to take a trip.
Academy Awards producers say this year's telecast will include various "scenic transitions" that take viewers to different thematic destinations throughout the show, and Oscars will be presented in each one.
Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer said Tuesday that the Oscars will pay homage to iconic moments in movie history, using music and images to transport viewers to the scenes of memorable movies, performances, eras and even the first Academy Awards.
Awards for sound and other less viewer-friendly categories will be presented during these short trips.
The producers hope the sojourns will help contextualize and improve the average movie fan's understanding of how various elements contribute to moviemaking.
The Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre. Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 25.