The show "will honor big-screen real-life heroes, super heroes, popular heroes and animated heroes, both past and present, as well as the bold filmmakers who bring them to life," show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a news release.
Among the on-screen heroes whose films are potentially in Oscar contention this year are real-life figures such as Richard Phillips (
Oscar nominations will be announced Thursday morning by another screen hero, Thor himself, a.k.a.
The show won't be solely devoted to heroism, though. With
The Oscars will be held March 2.