Oscar Night America celebrates 15 years

posted by Michael Zoldessy on February 12, 2008 at 7:47 am

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced they will be continuing the annual tradition of Oscar Night America with formal viewing parties around the U.S. to benefit charities.

On Sunday, February 24, charities in 52 cities will host official Oscar telecast viewing parties during the 80th Academy Awards ceremony as part of Oscar Night America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' grassroots outreach program.

The Academy sanctions charities across the country to host celebratory viewing parties on Oscar Night, with proceeds directly benefiting the charities. All parties will feature the live broadcast of the Awards presentation; many will integrate Hollywood style party elements, including red-carpet arrivals, local celebrities, “paparazzi” photographers, predict-the-winner contests and live entertainment.

Read more at the Academy Website.

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