A Live Feed of the Director’s Cut to be distributed via
ABC News, AOL, Yahoo and Comcast Xfinity
LOS ANGELES, CA – This year’s “The Oscars® Backstage” on Oscar.com,
which is the ultimate second screen experience for fans watching the
show, will be hosted by a multi-talented group of
TV personalities, including actor/writer/producer Orlando Jones, actress
and TV personality Diane Mizota, actor Matt Shively, film critic and
entertainment reporter Ben Lyons, and entertainment and sports reporter
Chris Connelly. The director’s cut from the best of the live backstage
will also be available on ABCNews.com, AOL, Comcast Xfinity and Yahoo.
Presented again this year by Samsung, “The Oscars® Backstage”
allows fans to choose from four channels that will pull from more than
20 live cameras strategically placed on the red carpet and backstage at
the Dolby Theatre®, providing fans with insider views into
the most memorable moments of the night. Pre-show channels
include: Director’s Cut, Arrivals, Fashion and Red Carpet. During the
show, the channels are Director’s Cut (including the popular Thank You
cam), Audience, Backstage and Press Rooms.
(“Sleepy Hollow,” “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” “MadTV”)
and Access Hollywood Live’s #MyStyleFinds Mizota will host “The
Director’s Cut” feeds during both the pre-show and awards telecast.
Shively (ABC’s “The Real O’Neal’s”) will report from the fan bleachers
on the red carpet with The Players’ Tribune Chief Correspondent Ben
Lyons reporting from
behind-the-scenes. “Good Morning America” and ESPN contributing editor
Chris Connelly is returning as the official greeter of The Oscars red
carpet, which includes welcoming nominees, presenters and performers to
The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®
in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television
Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be
televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.