Dorothy and her red ruby slippers are coming to the Oscars. The March 2 ceremony will fête the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced early Tuesday.
The March 2 ceremony will fête the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced early Tuesday.
"We are delighted to celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved movies of all time at this year’s Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron.
The timeless musical was nominated for six 1939 Academy Awards including the Best Picture Oscar. It ultimately won for what fans consider its hallmark: the music.
Harold Arlen (music) and E.Y. Harburg (lyrics) won the Original Song Oscar for "Over the Rainbow" and Herbert Stothart won for Original Score.
Will Oscar fans be treated to a moving rendition of "Over the Rainbow" come March 2? We can only hope.
Producers announced earlier this month that the Oscars ceremony would be a celebration of movie heroes. Dorothy will feel at home there.
The 86th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2013, will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.