The Star Online, 21 February 2007
KUALA LUMPUR: Local TV host and deejay Linda Onn will be working her magic at the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.
Onn will co-host Star Movies’ own production Live from the Red Carpet programme alongside Channel [V]’s VJ Dominic Lau. The programme will be aired on Star Movies (Astro Channel 42) at 8pm on Monday.
“I was really surprised when I was told about it. It’s really exciting as this is a step forward in my career and a lifetime experience.
“I will have a chance to meet some of the most talented people in the industry,” said Linda at an interview here yesterday.
Last year, Maya Karin and Terrence Yin had the job of interviewing the Oscar glitterati on the red carpet.
In order to do a good job, Linda has been preparing for the show by surfing the Internet on the Oscars, as well as rehearsing her presentation.
“I've been spending a lot of time doing as much research in order to know what questions to ask the nominees,” said Linda, who will be flying off to Los Angeles tomorrow. Linda and Dominic are looking forward to interviewing top celebrities, producers and directors.
“I hope to meet Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez,” said Linda.
Dominic chipped in: “I am hoping to interview director Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson and Johnny Depp. Martin has been nominated for his crime drama The Departed and I hope he wins.
“I would also like to meet Julia Roberts,” said Lau who hosts Channel [V]'s Remote Control, Popparazzi and The Ticket.
Linda will be wearing a black and white modern kebaya created by Indonesian designer Jovian Mandagie, while Dominic will be clad in an Armani tuxedo.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards will be aired live at 9.30am on Star Movies on Feb 26. The repeat starts from 7pm the same night.