Saturday, May 25, 2024

Oscar News: ABC Sells out Their Ads, Plus Avengers, Meryl Streep and Last Year’s Winners All Set


A new update Weds morning: Robert Downey Jr and the guys from “The Avengers” are presenting together…

Oscar update: ABC says it’s sold out all the ad spots for the Academy Awards show on February 24th. There’s a lot of anticipation of solid ratings because the nominated movies are all incredibly popular this year. Plus, Adele and Barbra Streisand are performing, with more names to come. Meanwhile, the Academy has announced that Meryl Streep, Jean DuJardin, Christopher Plummer, and Octavia Spencer are all presenting to the new winners this year. As my pal Scott Feinberg pointed out today on Twitter, Meryl Streep–our greatest actress– will likely present to our greatest actor–Daniel Day Lewis. How very cool!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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