The Academy has released a super cool new Oscars trailer featuring Ellen DeGeneres making a street performance with Fitz and the Tantrums band.
The video is shot all in one take with a host of performers and includes 250 men dressed up in killer tuxedos. Ahead of the trailer’s release, the Academy had announced that 289 feature films were eligible for contention next year. With the hype surrounding several the nominees, we’re anxious to see who will reach the final nomination categories. without further-ado, check out the new trailer below:
The Academy have also released some behind-the-scenes videos that show how the video came about with an inside-look at the production:
Ellen DeGeneres talks about her involvement in the making of the trailer in this interview:
The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be revealed on January 16th in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.