Feb. 24 - Wolfgang Puck offers food for thought on the Red Carpet. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck shows off his culinary talents on the Red Carpet. For the past 17 years, Puck has been the executive chef of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual after-Oscar Governor's Ball, probably the ultimate Hollywood party. The dinner will once again be at the Hollywood & Highland Center, in the ballroom of the former Kodak Theater, now the Dolby Theater. The ceremony itself, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, promises bigger stars, more music and edgier comedy, when the most coveted awards in the movie industry are handed out during a glittering Academy Awards show. Steven Spielberg's presidential movie "Lincoln" heads into Sunday's ceremony with a leading 12 nominations, followed by Ang Lee's shipwreck tale "Life of Pi" with 11, French Revolutionary musical "Les Miserables" and romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" with eight apiece, and hostage drama "Argo" with seven. The Oscar winners are chosen by some 5,800 movie industry professionals who are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy Awards ceremony, in its 85th year, will be broadcast live on ABC television in the United States, and to more than 225 other nations.