Oprah Winfrey to Interview ‘Help’ Stars, Jonah Hill on OWN Oscar Special

by | February 9, 2012 at 7:04 PM | Celebrities, General, Interviews, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah's Next Chapter, Oscars, OWN, TV News

Oprah Winfrey. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

By Tim Kenneally

Oprah Winfrey is reviving her Oscar tradition on her network.

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will air “Oprah’s Oscar Special” on Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. The two-hour special will see Winfrey interviewing “The Help” stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, as well as “Moneyball” star Jonah Hill. All three are up for Academy Awards this year.

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OWN promises that the special will offer “revealing and intimate interviews, as only Oprah can capture, with the nominees as they prepare for Hollywood’s biggest night.”

Winfrey has hosted primetime Oscar specials before, albeit on ABC. The most recent one, in 2010, featured interviews with Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz, as well as James Cameron and the stars of “Avatar.”

The 84th Annual Academy Awards will air on ABC on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.