In this Jan. 11, 2011 photo, Academy Awards Oscars telecast producers, Don Mischer, left, and Bruce Cohen, pose for a photo at the Oscars' Century City production office in Los Angeles. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and will be broadcast by ABC. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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.