Based on a recent report published by Reuters, “Chicago” producers, Zadan and Meron will be the hosts of the 85th edition of the Oscars. The Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on February 24, on ABC.
After producing many blockbuster musicals, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan were selected to present the Academy Awards ceremony that is aired each year on February 24, on ABC. The management of the Academy thinks the two producers will do a terrific job hosting the event because they are very talented and they have a lot of experience in the industry.
Zadan and Meron are used to the Oscars stage given the large number of trophies they have won in the past decade. In 2002, they were awarded with six golden statuettes for their highly acclaimed musical, “Chicago”. Their production list also includes movies from 2007, such as, “Hairspray” and “The Bucket List”. Last year, they joined forces once again to produce the “Footloose” remake, but Zadan’s original version from 1984 turned out to be much more appreciated.
Musicals and movies were not the only domains that Zadan and Meron received credits for; they also received TV awards for some of their most popular series, including “Smash”, “A Raisin In The Sun” and the serial that will be released soon “Steel Magnolias”. “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” and “Promises, Promises” were the two shows that brought them recognition on Broadway, as well.
2013 nominations will be presented on January 15th, 2013, that is a week earlier than previous editions when the nominations were announced on the fourth Tuesday in January. The date of the ceremony, February 24, remains unchanged as the Oscars were always held on the 4th Sunday of February.