Barbara Walters: Last Oscars Special Will Be The Best

by | March 3, 2010 at 6:02 PM | TV News

Barbara Walters and Sandra Bullock (ABC)

Barbara Walters and Sandra Bullock (ABC)

By ALICIA RANCILIO
Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Barbara Walters says her last Oscars special will be her best.

Walters will sit down with actresses Sandra Bullock and Mo’Nique, both nominated for Academy Awards. Bullock is up for Best Actress for ‘The Blind Side.’ Mo’Nique is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for ‘Precious.’

Walters says she believes both will win.

Walters is ending a 29-year-old tradition of talking to celebrities on Hollywood’s biggest night by bidding farewell in her March 7 special.

While the 80-year-old journalist is known for getting stars to open up and often tear up on camera, she says the celebrity interview has become less special in recent years and many stars are overexposed.

Walters isn’t done with television. She’ll continue to do the annual 10 most fascinating people special, co-host ‘The View‘ and do occasional pieces for ABC News.

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