John Hughes, who suffered a fatal heart attack last summer at age 59, will be honored at this year's Academy Awards, according to Deadline Hollywood. Keeping with the revamped Oscars theme, the Hughes tribute will be removed from the traditional montage set to melancholy music in favor of a more dynamic tribute.

"The Oscars are planning a separate and special tribute to the writer-director-producer, complete with film and cast members," writes Nikki Finke, who went on to note that Oscar hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin both worked with Hughes, in 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' and 'She's Having A Baby,' respectively. John Hughes, who suffered a fatal heart attack last summer at age 59, will be honored at this year's Academy Awards, according to Deadline Hollywood. Keeping with the revamped Oscars theme, the Hughes tribute will be removed from the traditional montage set to melancholy music in favor of a more dynamic tribute.

"The Oscars are planning a separate and special tribute to the writer-director-producer, complete with film and cast members," writes Nikki Finke, who went on to note that Oscar hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin both worked with Hughes, in 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' and 'She's Having A Baby,' respectively.

Hughes helped jump start the careers of stars like Robert Downey Jr., Bill Paxton, Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick, making a cast-laden tribute an exciting prospect. The director's oeuvre of teen classics includes the first two 'Home Alone' films, 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' 'The Breakfast Club,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation' and 'Sixteen Candles.'

The 82nd Academy Awards will air Sunday, March 7.

Meanwhile, in other Oscars news, the Live Feed has obtained an exclusive picture of a model of the set, which is ridden with, of all things, glitter. To view the model pic, click here.
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