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Oscars to celebrate Wizard of Oz

1 of 1 A lobby card from the film The Wizard Of Oz
A lobby card from the film The Wizard Of Oz

It has been announced the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, will be celebrated at this year's Academy Awards.

It's 75 years since the iconic musical film, starring the late Judy Garland, received six Academy Award nominations and at it will be given a special tribute at this year's ceremony, which takes place on March 2 in Los Angeles. 

Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said: ''We are delighted to celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved movies of all time at this year's Oscars.''

The Wizard Of Oz, which is based on L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel, won two Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Song at the 12th Academy Awards but narrowly missed out on Best Picture to civil war love story, Gone With the Wind.

The fantasy tale, tells the story of Dorothy, a young girl who finds herself in the mystical world of Oz where she embarks on an adventure with her new pals The Lion, The Scarecrow and The Tin Man in hopes of returning home to Kansas.

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