Michael Jackson to receive 3-D movie tribute at 2010 Grammy Awards – Singer, dancer, and songwriter, Michael Jackson, who died unexpectedly at the age of 50 in 2009 will receive a 3-D movie tribute during the 2010 Grammy Awards, according to E! Online and the Grammy Awards website.
The Recording Academy sought a unique way to pay tribute to such a groundbreaking artist in addition to awarding him posthumously the Lifetime Achievement award. It came up with the idea of producing a 3-D film that would be viewable to television audiences who picked up free 3-D glasses at Target department stores. If viewers do not have 3-D glasses, however, the film is not supposed to look fuzzy or inferior–viewers will just not be able to enjoy the 3-D effects.
In addition to the movie, the Recording Academy plans to have performing artists singing along with the film–Carrie Underwood, Usher, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Hudson, and Celine Dion are slated to perform.
The film will be a 3-D version of Mr. Jackson’s “Earth Song” that will be familiar to audiences of the This Is It film documentary shown in theaters last fall.
The Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 31 and will be broadcast on CBS from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The 3-D film will be the first time a 3-D movie has been part of a televised awards program.
Michael Jackson’s DVD/Blu-ray for This Is It arrives in stores on January 26, five days before the Grammy Awards.
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