Jan 282015
 

CHANNING TATUM REVEALS “TEAM OSCAR®” WINNERS ON “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE”

Winners to Appear on Oscars® Telecast

“TEAM OSCAR®” Winners Announced By Channing Tatum On Jimmy Kimmel LiveActor Channing Tatum announced the winners of “Team Oscar” during his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Oscars on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Team Oscar winners were selected by Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Tatum, and the Academy, based on a creative 60-second video on the subject, “The best piece of advice I’ve ever received.”

“Now in its third year, our Team Oscar program has become a real tradition for The Academy. We love giving these incredibly talented young filmmakers the experience of what it’s like to be on the Oscars stage, and making sure that everyone on that stage is connected to the future of film,” says Zadan and Meron.

The Team Oscar winners are:

  • Chris Carmona – Hometown: Bell, CA
  • Justin Craig – Hometown: Ballston Spa, NY
  • Kelly FitzGerald – Hometown: Geneva, NY
  • Justin Floyd – Hometown: Compton, CA
  • Rhianna Shaheen – Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Patrick Walker – Hometown: Atlanta, GA

The winners’ videos can be viewed here.

“I’m so impressed by the creativity, passion and hard work that went into this year’s Team Oscar submissions,” said Tatum. “It was difficult to pick just six winners, but I’ll be proud to share the Oscars stage with these talented, young filmmakers in a few weeks.”

Team Oscar was open to U.S. citizens, ages 18 to 30. Filmmakers submitted, through the Academy’s Facebook page, a creative 60-second video on the subject “The best piece of advice I’ve ever received.”

United Airlines, the official airline sponsor of the Academy and of the Oscars telecast, will roll out the red carpet to fly the winners to Los Angeles to participate in Team Oscar.

In addition to their appearance on the Oscars, the winners will have a chance to explore the renowned collections at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library, tour motion picture studios, and participate in meet-and greets-with filmmakers at Oscar Week events.

The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


Dec 192014
 

CHANNING TATUM RETURNS TO “TEAM OSCAR®”

Winning Filmmakers to Appear on Oscars® Telecast

CHANNING TATUM RETURNS TO “TEAM OSCAR®”

Channing Tatum, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and the Academy today launched “Team Oscar” by inviting the next generation of filmmakers to create a short video and vie for the opportunity to appear onstage during the live Oscar broadcast. Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards® on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, live on ABC.

“We are thrilled to bring the Team Oscar competition back to the show for the third year, and that Channing Tatum will be our spokesperson and one of the judges,” said Zadan and Meron. “We are very happy that the idea we initiated has turned into an annual tradition, and is now open to a wider range of filmmakers who are passionate about film and the moviemaking process.”

“I’m honored to be returning to launch the Team Oscar competition and encourage the next generation of filmmakers to join me onstage at this year’s Oscars,” said Tatum. “It’s inspiring to see how these young filmmakers rise to the challenge, and I can’t wait to see the talent we uncover.”

Team Oscar is open to U.S. citizens, ages 18 to 30 (in previous years entries were limited to college students only), and submissions are due by January 12, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. PT. To enter, filmmakers must visit the Academy’s Facebook page, where they can submit a creative 60-second video on the subject, “The best piece of advice I’ve ever received.”

Producers Zadan and Meron, along with Tatum and the Academy, will select up to six winners who will be flown to Los Angeles by United Airlines, the official airline of the Academy, to participate in the Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

Tatum will announce the Team Oscar winners in early 2015.

The Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.