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Well this is some interesting news. AMPAS has decided to honor three movie musicals from the past decade – Chicago (2002), Dreamgirls (2006), and Les Misérables (2012) – during the 85th Annual Academy Awards. The details aren’t too clear yet, but it might be fun to see the casts of each film reunite on stage for some song and dance numbers. Have a look at the official release after the jump.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Oscars will include a special celebration of movie musicals of the last ten years, the telecast’s producers announced today.

“The musical as a motion picture genre has had a remarkable renaissance in the last decade,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  “We are excited to showcase three musical films—‘Chicago,’ ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Les Misérables’— on our Oscar® show.”

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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  • eap

    I’d love to see something from The Producers….
    Springtime for Hitler perhaps?
    With good old Mel Brooks up there….
    Mel is great!

  • Josh

    Why did they exclude Moulin Rouge? Wasn’t that the movie that sparked the musical to come back to life? If anything, Moulin Rouge had a larger impact than Dream Girls. Anyway…

    • Sam

      Top 5 Musicals of last 15 years:
      1. Chicago (2002)
      2. Moulin Rouge
      3. Les Miserables (2012)
      4. Dreamgirls (2006)
      5. Sweeny Todd

  • All well and good to celebrate musicals but with a telecast that already goes for seven and a half hours and controversy over performances of nominated songs – why?