Craig Zadan

Oscar night: More music, more edge


The Academy Award show is Sunday (Feb. 24), promising more music and more comic edge. I'm sending a batch of stories to papers; here's the first one:

By MIKE HUGHES

As soon as its producers were chosen,
one thing was clear: This year's Academy Award show will re-discover
music.

Alongside that, however, came a
surprise: The show's comedy attitude is changing, too.