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The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies
What happens when art imitates life awarding art

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The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies | The Naked Gun: 33 1/3 (1994)
The Naked Gun: 33 1/3 (1994)

The final instalment in the bizarrely brilliant cop series saw a climactic showdown take place at the Academy Awards when cop Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) masquerades as TV host Phil Donohue and infiltrates the Oscars to foil a terrorist bomb plot. He mucks up the teleprompter presentation with Raquel Welsh, causes considerable crotch-clutching agony during a song and dance number, and – on discovering that the danger is inside the envelope announcing the Best Picture winner, shouts, “It’s the bomb!”, causing the producers of underperforming nominee “Sawdust and Mildew” to run merrily towards the stage, sure that they’ve won. The producers resolve not to invite Phil Donohue back the following year. After this performance, we can’t blame them.
 

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1 RE: The Oscars Ceremony In The Movies
L: Pelle Whitney's Dead Show some respect! ait a minute. So, because she is dead, a movie magazine/website isn't allowed to mention a scene of a movie she was the star of that was set at an Oscar ceremony? Even when they do an Oscars Ceremony In ? They don't mention her death in the piece and they certainly don't mock her so I think they are being ] respectful. More

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