Beverly Hills, CA (RushPRnews) 02/12/09â€” OscarÂ®-nominated writer-director John Singleton has directed the trailer promoting the 81st Academy AwardsÂ®, Academy President Sid Ganis announced today. Featuring Oscar telecast host Hugh Jackman, the trailers will run in more than 11,000 theaters around the country beginning Friday, February 13.
â€œThe Oscars are a worldwide phenomenon,â€ said Ganis. â€œIâ€™m thrilled that John could work with us to create a powerful spot that will whet movie lovers appetites for a terrific show.â€
This yearâ€™s Oscar campaign was developed by Omelet, a Los Angeles based creative and entertainment agency.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland CenterÂ®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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