In the first-ever Oscar ceremony dedicated to a celebrity who is actually famous, actor, comedian, and musician Louis C.K. will be in the audience to sing the praises of his mother, who died of cancer on Wednesday.
In the midst of a string of awards shows for his film “Louie,” the “Louies” star will also be recognized for his work on “The Mindy Project,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Transparent,” and “Orange Is the New Black.”
“I am proud to be part of a legacy that is so important to so many people, and that will continue to make a difference for so many years to come,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly.
“To be recognized by the Academy as the first American celebrity to receive the prestigious Golden Globe for his extraordinary work on TV is an incredible honor.
I’m really looking forward to it.”
The Oscar ceremony is slated to begin at 8 p.m.
ET on Sunday, Jan. 24, and the ceremony is being broadcast live on CNN and ABC.
The Oscars, a show that celebrates diversity and inclusion, will celebrate the best work of the past 50 years.
“Louisa” is the third-highest grossing film of the year, with $6.8 billion, and is the first film to be nominated for five Oscars.
“I Am Jazz” is a hit with the women of color who are in the movie, with one of the biggest awards at the ceremony.
“In Loving Memory” is nominated for best musical for Jennifer Hudson, and Jennifer Garner, who plays the lead, is nominated as best actress.
In “Criminal Minds” and “The People v.
O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” the films are both nominated for outstanding supporting actress.
The first-time winner of an Oscar is the late singer Barbra Streisand, who won for best pop performance in 1964.
The ceremony will be held at the Shrine Auditorium, located in Los Angeles, with an opening reception at 9:30 a.m., followed by the live broadcast on CNN at 10:30 and the live streaming of the ceremony at 10 p.p.m.; on ABC at 12 p.a.m; and on NBC at 1:30 p.am.
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