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THE OSCAR PLUNGE : The Oscars on TV

“The 63rd Annual Academy Awards”

Date: Monday, March 25

Place: The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Arrivals: Begin approximately at 5 p.m. (KABC’s “An Evening at the Academy Awards,” hosted by Steve Edwards and Tawny Little, provides live coverage.)

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Time: Ceremony begins at 6 p.m.; Network: ABC

Host: Billy Crystal

Special Awards: Oscar-winning producers Richard Zanuck and David Brown (The Irving G. Thalberg Award); Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren and veteran actress Myrna Loy (Honorary Awards)

Presenters: Danny Aiello, Ann-Margret, Jeff Bridges, Michael Caine, Chevy Chase, Glenn Close, Tom Cruise, Macaulay Culkin, Geena Davis, Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Brenda Fricker, Andy Garcia, Whoopi Goldberg, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hope, Anthony Hopkins, Anjelica Huston, Kevin Kline, Jack Lemmon, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gregory Peck, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Jessica Tandy, Jack Valenti, Denzel Washington, Debra Winger

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Best-Song Performers: Madonna--"Sooner or Later” from “Dick Tracy”

Jon Bon Jovi--"Blaze of Glory” from “Young Guns II”

Harry Connick Jr.--"Promise Me You’ll Remember” from “The Godfather III”

Reba McEntire--"I’m Checking Out” from “Postcards on the Edge”

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A children’s choir--"Somewhere in My Memory” from “Home Alone”

Producer: Gilbert Cates; Director: Jeff Margolis


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