Oscars to air Sunday on WSOC-TV at 8:30


LOS ANGELES - The 2014 Academy Awards are quickly approaching. For the second time, Ellen DeGeneres will host the Oscars.

“Red Carpet Live” coverage will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday.

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It will be hosted by Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, Jess Cagle, and Tyson Beckford.

On Sunday night the Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” a Best Picture nominee in 1939. “The Wizard of Oz” received six Oscar nominations, winning for Original Score and Song, “Over the Rainbow.”


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Tony Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Idina Menzel will perform the Oscar-nominated song “Let it Go,” from nominated Animated Feature Film “Frozen.” U2 will perform “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” The two other song nominees are “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2” and “The Moon Song” from “Her.”

This year’s presenters include several past Oscar winners and nominees, including Amy Adams, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, Bill Murray, Will Smith, Channing Tatum and Kerry Washington, among others.

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After the Oscars, Kevin Spacey will headline “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars.” This year’s special includes appearances by Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifah, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Morgan Freeman and many more.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards, the Academy presents year-round public programs, exhibitions, and events.