Oscar producers say moms to be part of the program

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Oscar producers are taking "thanks, Mom" to another level.

Producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer say they'll incorporate nominees' mothers, who they call "mom-inees," into the Oscar show.

Proucers are looking for nominees' mothers to post updates on Twitter and to appear during the 90-minute pre-show program, they said Monday during the 30th annual Oscar nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Cohen said the input from nominees' mothers will be "a really fun and beautiful thing."

But the telecast will still come in under three hours and 10 minutes, academy president Tom Sherak said.

The 83rd annual Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 27 and broadcast live on ABC.


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