Tuesday, January 24 2012 11:24 AM EST2012-01-24 16:24:13 GMT
Martin Scorsese's Hugo led the pack as nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday.More >
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Las Vegas aims to capitalize on the movie industry's biggest night with Oscar Night Las Vegas.
Organizers of the event, which is sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said the weekend celebration slated for Feb. 25 through 26 will serve as a precursor to the 84th annual Academy Awards.
The event has been held in previous years with the aim to attract visitors to the Las Vegas area with the promise of the glamour that is typically associated with the Oscars.
Organizers along with magician Nathan Burton, Strip performer Kevin Burke of "Defending the Caveman" and one of the famed Playboy Bunnies are expected to help announce Tuesday the list of events for Oscar Night Las Vegas.
The Academy Awards is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26 in Hollywood, Calif.
Copyright 2012 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.