Channing Tatum appeared on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show today to announce the winners of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Team Oscar college search. The winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the Oscars on March 2 live on ABC.
Run through the Academy’s Facebook page, the Team Oscar competition asked U.S. college students to submit a creative short video explaining how they will contribute to the future of movies and answer a brief essay question on a similar topic.
“I was blown away by the quality of the videos the students created, and more importantly, by the visions they represented,” said Tatum. “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.”
United Airlines, the official airline sponsor of the Academy and of the Oscars telecast, will fly the winners to Los Angeles for the show.
In addition to their appearance on the Oscars, the students will be treated to a week of industry experiences including a visit to the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library to see its renowned collections, studio tours and meet-and-greets with filmmakers at Oscar week events.
Samsung Galaxy will be providing each winner with a Galaxy device to document their experience. Their behind-the-scenes stories will be posted on Oscar.com and Samsung social sites.
The Team Oscar winners are:
Zaineb Abdul-Nabi, University of Michigan (MI)
Tayo Amos, Stanford University (CA)
Nathan Flanagan-Frankl, Chapman University (CA)
Jeanpaul Isaacs, Rutgers University (NJ)
Bryson Kemp, Muhlenberg College (PA)
Mackenna Millet, Pepperdine University (CA)
Click here to see the winning videos.