“Revenge” Previewing at Next Year’s Oscars?

{mosimage}Movie promotion during the Oscar telecast commercial breaks has always been banned but come the 2009 Academy Awards, it's getting lifted. One of the perks? Here's what Variety has to report:

The showcase of never-before-seen spots for, say, next year’s tentpoles like "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "G.I. Joe" and "Terminator Salvation," could be a highly promotable element for next year’s telecast — especially as the Oscars are looking to rebound from this year’s record-low aud of 32 million viewers.

February 22, 2009 will be when the 81st Academy Awards airs on ABC as usual, so keep an eye out for potentially 30-60 seconds of giant transforming robots goodness! Read here for the full report from Variety.