Special Sub-Topic: The 76th Annual Academy Awards
|Which "Access Hollywood" correspondent hosted the official Academy Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show on ABC?|
Billy Bush & Bush. Billy Bush also hosted the pre-show with "Entertainment Tonight"'s Maria Menounos, who was wearing a diamond-laden Randi Rahm dress worth $2.5 million. Together, they interviewed the stars on the red carpet as the entered the Kodak Theater.
|During the Oscar Pre-Show, the correspondent asked 13-year-old Best Actress nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes which star she'd like to meet. Who did she answer?|
Johnny Depp & Depp. When asked why she wanted to meet Johnny Depp, she said, "'Cause he's a stud." Castle-Hughes was nominated for the film "Whale Rider."
|In Billy Crystal's hilarious "Return Of The Host" trailer that was shown at the very beginning of the ceremony, who did he refer to as the "evil wizards"?|
The Weinsteins. This was Billy Crystal's eighth time to host the Academy Awards. Prior to this, he hosted the awards in 2000.
|Billy Crystal sang to the tune of what song when poking fun at the Oscar-nominated film "Mystic River" during his opening monologue?|
Ole Man River & Old Man River. During Crystal's funny opening monologue, he joked about the five Best Picture nominees by singing songs about them. Apart from singing about "Mystic River" to the tune of "Old Man River," he also sang about Best Picture winner "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King" to the tune of "My Favorite Things."
|Who presented the first three of the five Best Song performances?|
Liv Tyler & Tyler. Liv Tyler presented the performances "You Will Be My Ain True Love," sung by Allison Kraus and Sting, and "Scarlet Tide," sung by Allison Kraus, Elvis Costelo and T-Bone Burnett, both from the film "Cold Mountain." She also presented the "Into The West" performance by Annie Lennox, this time from "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King." All three songs were nominated for Best Song, with the last winning the award. Other nominees were "A Kiss At The End Of The Rainbow" from the movie "A Mighty Wind," and "Belleville Rendez-vous" from "The Triplets Of Belleville," which were presented by Jamie Lee Curtis.
|Who presented the Gregory Peck "In Memoriam" montage?|
Frank Pierson & Pierson. Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences president Frank Pierson read a tribute in memory of the late Gregory Peck, which followed with a montage of the stars that passed away the last year.
|Who received the Honorary Oscar?|
Blake Edwards & Edwards. Jim Carrey presented Blake Edwards his Honorary Oscar as the audience gave him a standing ovation. Edwards directed such films as "The Pink Panther," "Breakfast At Tiffany's," "Days Of Wine And Roses" and "Victor/Victoria."
|When Julia Roberts presented the Katharine Hepburn tribute montage, she first said that Hepburn once told Barbara Walters during an interview that she owns one skirt, and that she'll wear it to Walters' ______________.|
funeral. In a statement that drew shocks and laughs from the audience, Julia Roberts said that when Barbara Walters asked Katharine Hepburn if she owned any skirts (since Hepburn is famous for wearing only pants), Hepburn replied, "I own one. And I'm going to wear it to your funeral."
|Who hosted the Sci-Tech Oscars for that year?|
Jennifer Garner & Garner. Jennifer Garner hosted the Sci-Tech Oscars, and showed clips of it during the February 29 ceremony.
|Before he announced "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King" as the Best Picture winner, Steven Speilberg, upon opening the envelope, exclaimed, "It's a ___________________!"|
clean sweep. The record-breaking "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King" was nominated for 11 Oscars, and won all eleven of them. Because of this, it is now tied with "Titanic" and "Ben-Hur" as the film with the most Oscars of all time. It is also the first fantasy film ever to win Best Picture.
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