Channing Tatum Reveals "Team Oscar" Winners on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Group Will Present at Academy Awards
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Fri Feb 28, 12:42 PM UTC
The "Team Oscar" winners are getting ready to make their big debut.
The six students: Zaineb Abdul-Nabi (University of Michigan), Tayo Amos (Stanford University), Nathan Flanagan-Frankl (Chapman University), Jeanpaul Isaacs (Rutgers University), Bryson Kemp (Muhlenberg College) and Mackenna Millet (Pepperdine University), who won the "Team Oscar" college search, will take the stage at the Academy Awards Sunday and deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters.
Channing Tatum helped choose the winners and announced their names on Ellen Feb. 6, later saying, "I was blown away by the quality of the videos the students created, and more importantly, by the visions they represented."
"It was a tough choice, but I'm proud of the winners we chose and can't wait to share the Oscars stage with them," he continued.
Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Moron, who individually notified the winners, created the contest last year "to give students who are passionate about film the opportunity to set their sights on the future," Zadan said.
"We received so many inspiring submissions this year that it made for a difficult choice, but the talent and stories of these six winners really represent what Team Oscar is all about and convinced us that they are a perfect fit for the Oscar stage."
Students who entered the contest were required to submit a creative short video explaining how they would contribute to the future of movies, as well as answer a brief essay question on a similar topic.
Check out all of the videos here .
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