Even though the Academy Awards celebrate movies from the past year, it seems this year we might get a glimpse at what's in store at the box office as well. According to The New York Times, the Oscar producers have been asking studios to provide clips from films to be released later this year for a new montage.
Producers of the show - to be hosted by Hugh Jackman and broadcast Feb. 22 on ABC - are even trying to liven up the proceedings by asking studios and others to provide scenes from future films, according to a request sent to various companies last month.
The idea, if the clips prove watchable, is for Mr. Jackman to sign off the broadcast with fresh 10-second snippets of two dozen new movies, to run on a split screen with the end credits.
This new segment has not been confirmed by the Academy, or ABC, as of yet, but we'll keep you posted on if this will happen during the telecast in a few weeks and what films might be included. The Academy Awards will be broadcast live from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on Sunday, February 22.