Oprah's Oscar® Special Airs on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada on Sunday, February 19 at 6 p.m. ET

Two-Hour Primetime Special Features Candid Interviews with Academy Award® Nominees Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer (The Help), and Jonah Hill (Moneyball)  

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) will air Oprah's Oscar® Special Sunday, February 19 at 6 p.m. ET.  The two-hour primetime special will feature Oprah Winfrey interviewing three of this year's most highly lauded Academy Award® nominated actors in candid, one-on-one interviews.

The special will feature revealing and intimate interviews, as only Oprah can capture, with the nominees as they prepare for Hollywood's biggest night. Oprah will speak with two actors from the hit film The Help - Viola Davis (two-time Academy Award® nominee and this year's Actress in a Leading Role nominee) and Octavia Spencer (Actress in a Supporting Role nominee) about their experiences on the film; and Jonah Hill of Moneyball (Actor in a Supporting Role nominee) talks about his first nomination and co-starring alongside Brad Pitt. 

Oprah's Oscar® Special is produced by Harpo Studios. 

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)
On March 1, 2011, OWN launched in over six million Canadian homes on what was previously the VIVA channel. OWN is available in Canada through a license agreement with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. 

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

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Corus Entertainment    
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