20 February 2013 5:24 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Entertainment and sports reporter Chris Connelly has been chosen to welcome nominees, presenters and performers on the red carpet at Sunday's Oscar ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday. Connelly's interviews with celebrity guests attending the 85th Annual Academy Awards -- recently rebranded as simply the Oscars -- will be heard by those watching the action live in the stands, as well as any viewers watching Backstage Pass on the official Oscar website or the official Oscars App.   Also read: Dave Karger Takes Army Archerd's Old Red-Carpet Oscar Post Connelly, »

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