The 82nd Academy Awards
The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2009 and will take place March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It will be televised in the United States on ABC. Actors Alec Baldwinand Steve Martin will host the show. Martin will host for the third time, after previously presiding over the73rd and 75th ceremonies, while Baldwin will host the show for the first time. Co-producer Adam Shankman revealed in an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air that he and co-producer Bill Mechanic had originally chosen Sacha Baron Cohen as the host, but the Academy rejected this idea because Cohen was “too much of a wild card” allegedly.
The preparation of the “startastic” event shuts down Hollywood Blvd. between Orange and Highland, but is never-the-less “entertaining chaos” on Hollywood tours, prior to, the day of, and post event. It is also always impressive to see the amount of, and variety of security provided at almost every level. If I had to bet, I would say Hollywood’s Elite gets more security than the President; at least for a day!