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Oscar watch

Bill Conti has joined the Oscarcast team as musical director, marking the composer’s 12th stint on the show.

He won an Emmy Award for his work on the 64th Academy Awards telecast and was nominated for the 63rd and 65th shows.

Conti himself won an Oscar for original score for “The Right Stuff.” He also has been nominated twice in the original song category, for “Gonna Fly Now” from “Rocky” and for the title song from “For Your Eyes Only.”

The 69th Academy Awards will be telecast live from the Shrine Auditorium on ABC beginning at 6 p.m. March 24.

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