February 23rd, 2011
05:24 PM ET
The Academy Awards is mixing it up a bit this year.
Producers for one of the most prestigious awards shows in the industry tell The Hollywood Reporter that there will be a few changes in Sunday's telecast.
For one, the show is doing away with those lengthy movie montages.
"The directors have jettisoned this familiar element - like last year's salute to horror films," the publication says. "These have added to the show's seemingly endless running time. There will still be clips from the 10 best picture nominees and brief filmed introductions to certain segments."
And to humanize the proceedings, the show has enlisted nine mothers as well as host James Franco's grandmother to act as "Mominees" and tweet about the event.
Click here to read more about additional changes to the show.
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