T he 62nd annual presentation of Oscars by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will be held Monday, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles, beginning at 6 p.m. The event, to be telecast internationally, can be seen live in Southern California on KABC, Channel 7, plus Channels 3, 10 and 42. Award presentations are indicated by .
Oscar producer Gilbert Cates would not provide any details about the show's schedule or its estimated length. But if length is the tie-breaker in your office pool, 3 1/2 hours is about the norm, and a variety of sources helped us construct this tentative schedule:
Taped arrival of stars.
Welcome by Academy President Karl Malden, who will introduce the evening's sole emcee, comedian Billy Crystal.
* Oscar for best performance by an actor in a supporting role, presented by last year's supporting actress winner Geena Davis.
* Live remote from London, where Glenn Close and Mel Gibson will present the Oscar for art direction.
Film clip from "Dead Poets Society."
Randy Newman sings one of five nominated songs, "I Love to See You Smile," from "Parenthood."
* Oscar for original musical score, presented by Steve Martin and Bill Conti.
* Live remote from Moscow, where the Oscar for foreign language film will be presented by Jack Lemmon and Russian actress Netalya Negoda.
* Oscar for best performance by actress in a supporting role, presented by last year's supporting actor winner Kevin Kline.
Film clip from "Field of Dreams."
Geoffrey Holder performs nominated songs "Under the Sea" and "Kiss the Girl," both from "The Little Mermaid."
* Oscar for live action short film, presented by Rick Moranis and John Candy.
* Oscar for animated short film, presented by Bugs Bunny.
Presentation of the Jean Hersholt Award to producer Howard W. Koch.
Film clip from "Driving Miss Daisy."
* Oscar for film editing, presented by Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.
Patti Austin performs nominated song "The Girl Who Used to Be Me" from "Shirley Valentine."
Presentation of Gordon Sawyer Award to optical designer Pierre Angenieux.
* Live remote from Sydney, Australia, where Oscars for sound and sound effects editing will be presented by Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward.
* Oscar for cinematography, presented by Melanie Griffith and Tom Hanks.
* Oscar for best performance by an actress in a leading role, presented by Gregory Peck.
* Oscar for costume design, presenter to be announced.
Special award to Akira Kurosawa, presented by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
Melissa Manchester and James Ingram perform nominated song "After All" from "Chances Are."
* Oscar for original song, presented by Paula Abdul.
Film clip from "Born on the Fourth of July."
* Live remote from Buenos Aires where Oscars for documentary feature and short subject, will be presented by Charlton Heston and Norma Aleandro.
* Oscar for original screenplay, presenter to be announced.
* Oscar for adapted screenplay, presenter to be announced.
Film clip from "My Left Foot."
* Oscar for best performance by an actor in a leading role, presented by last year's best actress winner Jodie Foster.
* Oscar for best picture, presented by Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.