UT student, film students replace models as Oscar trophy carriers

UT student, film students replace models as Oscar trophy carriers

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The Oscar statuette is viewed at the Samuel Goldwyn Theartre on January 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Steven Spielberg is hoping for good news Thursday as Oscar nominees are unveiled, with his "Lincoln" among frontrunners, albeit in a wide field as Hollywood's awards season enters the home straight. The nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards were held at at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, in California for the famous golden statuettes, to be handed out on February 24. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 11 at 10:14 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- You know those tall, leggy beauties that normally carry the Oscar trophies so the stars can present them?

They've been replaced this year by aspiring filmmakers. Six college students from across the country won a contest to help present the Oscar statuettes this year.

All six winning students will walk on the Oscar stage during Sunday's ceremony. They're each getting a makeover and formal tuxedo or gown for the event as well.

One is Jennifer Brofer. The 30-year-old Marine Corps veteran is now a University of Texas film student, and she says just attending the Oscars "is huge" for a film student. In her words, "This is where we aspire to be one day."
 

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