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Sunday, February 25, 2007

IMTA stars shine at the Academy Awards!

The 79th Annual Academy Awards aired tonight live on ABC and IMTA alumni were glittering with hottest celebs in the business! During the pre-show, Jessica Biel's arrival on the red carpet was featured and Eva Longoria's newest commercial for L'Oreal debuted!

Jessica Biel presented the Best Achievement in Sound Editing Award and it was won by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest! Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has two IMTA alumni actors in the film, Americus Abesamis and Neil Panlasigui. Americus was featured as a Native Throne Guard next to Capt. Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp). Americus Abesamis is an IMTA Alumni of 1999 and 2000. Neil played the native child who meets Sparrow trying to escape. This was Jessica Biel's first time presenting an award at the Academy Awards and she was stunningly beautiful and poised in a pink Oscar de la Renta gown.

IMTA alum Elijah Wood's film Happy Feet won Best Animated Feature Film. Elijah voiced the main character Mumble in the hit film.

IMTA Oscar Flashbacks: Last year's Best Picture Winner was written by longtime IMTA friend Bobby Moresco, who won Best Original Screenplay with Paul Haggis for Crash. IMTA alum Elijah Wood's film The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King won the 2003 Best Picture Award (presented in 2004).


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