Oscar Spoilers are revealed before showtime.
Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood website is facing the consequences of publishing
the entire lineup of Sunday’s Oscar Telecast. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was furious after Deadline.com revealed practically everything about the show including surprise guest appearances and which star will present each award.
In response to having reporter Mike Fleming’s credentials revoked, Deadline responded claiming some of the details reported by the site, “were done so with the permission and encouragement [of] Oscar Bigwigs.”
For those of you who are curious about what Nikki Finke reported, here’s a quick look at the biggest spoilers of the night. You have been warned.
1. Billy Crystal will make a surprise appearance to perform a monologue two-thirds into the show.
2. The student choir from the New York City/Staten Island School PS 22 student choir is going to end the show with a performance of “Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz.”
3. 2010 winners Mo’Nique and Christopher Waltz will not be following tradition and presenting the Best Supporting Actor/Actress categories. Mo’Nique refused to present while Waltz is shooting a film oversees.
4. Best Supporting Actress and Best Animated Film will be some of the first awards given out starting at 8 p.m. est.
5. Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway will open the show with a Billy-Crystal-originated comedic filmed piece where they both appear in scenes from the year's 10 Best Pictures real or not.