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Oscars to pay tribute to 1939 Best Picture nominee, The Wizard of Oz

Wizard-of-OZ-75thIt may be hard to believe, but the classic film ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is turning 75, and the Oscars will honor the anniversary this year. The “The Wizard of Oz,” was a best picture nominee in 1939, and the ceremony will pay tribute to the film, the show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.
 
“We are delighted to celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved movies of all time at this year’s Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron.
 
“The Wizard of Oz” received six Oscar nominations, winning two for Original Score and Song. Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The telecast, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.