Studio 23 takes you on a front row seat to the Oscars as it exclusively airs the 84th Academy Awards via satellite on free television this Monday (February 27) at 10:30 AM.
Watch as the show celebrates the outstanding film achievements in 2011 and find out who among the nominated actors, actresses, or films will be immortalized in the movie industry by winning the coveted Oscar award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Leading the pack this year with the most number of nominations earned is Martin Scorsese's Paris' adventure Hugo with eleven nods closely followed by the silent film The Artist, produced by Thomas Langmann, with ten.
Both films compete in the Best Picture category alongside family drama The Descendants, the Sept. 11 story Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, drama set on women of '60s The Help, romantic fantasy Midnight in Paris, sports tale Moneyball, family chronicle The Tree of Life, and World War 1 epic War Horse.
For the Actor in a Leading Role category, it's a tight match among Demian Bichir ("A Better Life"), George Clooney ("The Descendants"), Jean Dujardin ("The Artist"), Gary Oldman ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), and Brad Pitt ("Moneyball").
Meanwhile, Meryl Streep padded her record as the most nominated actress in the Oscars, now having a total of 17 nominations, after being nominated in the Actress in a Leading Role category for her portrayal in "The Iron Lady." Competing with her in the category are Glenn Close ("Albert Nobbs"), Viola Davis ("The Help"), Rooney Mara ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"), and Michelle Williams ("My Week with Marilyn").
The 84th Academy Awards will be held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood with Billy Crystal hosting the show for the ninth time. Among the presenters to watch out for are Michael Douglas, Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig while world renowned Cirque Du Soleil is set to perform largest Cirque cast ever assembled for a single act.
Before witnessing Hollywood's highly anticipated gathering of its brightest stars, Studio 23 will first bring you to NBA's equally anticipated gathering of its best players in the annual "NBA All-Stars" airing live at 8 AM.
Catch the replay on Studio 23 on Tuesday (February 28) at 9:30 PM and on ABS-CBN via "Sunday's Best" on Sunday (March 4).