Oscar surprises promised – Metro US

Oscar surprises promised

Fans of this month’s Academy Awards — and nominees themselves — are in for something new at Hollywood’s biggest party, the show’s overseers said recently.

Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, told the 112 contenders gathered at the annual nominees luncheon to expect a lot of new things at the Feb. 22 ceremony.

“Your categories are being presented in a completely different way. Heads up,” Ganis told actors. “Cinematographers, editors, composers. All of you guys. You’re in for a big surprise.”

Ganis did not elaborate, in keeping with Oscar organizers’ efforts to maintain secrecy about the show.