Robert Osborne to welcome Oscar’s guests to the Red Carpet


MUMBAI: Academy Award nominees and presenters will be greeted on Oscar’s red carpet on 7 March, by film historian and television host Robert Osborne.


"Being on Oscar’s red carpet is unlike any other experience. Robert is the perfect person to welcome our guests and ease them into a night of spectacular celebration," said Academy president Tom Sherak.


It will be Osborne’s fifth stint on the red carpet for the Academy. His red carpet celebrity chats will be audible to the other arriving guests as well as to the bleacher fans on the opposite side of the carpet.


Osborne is the primetime host of Turner Classic Movies and a frequent host of Academy public events in New York and Los Angeles. He also is the author of the Academy’s 80 Years of the Oscar, the official history of the Academy Awards, and hosts Osborne’s Classic Film Festival in Athens, Georgia.


Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.