Due to a strict set of rules for TV ads that air during the Academy Awards telecast, Hyundai will replace the voice of Oscar nominee/auto pitchman Jeff Bridges on March 7. According to Advertising Age, the auto company was planning to broadcast seven TV spots during the glitzy ceremony on ABC before it was informed that the ads were unfit to air since the Crazy Heart actor was a Best Actor nominee on the show. So Hyundai decided to keep the ads, but enlist a handful of other celebrities to read the voiceover copy. The substitute salesmen (and women) will be: Kim Basinger, Richard Dreyfuss, David Duchovny, Catherine Keener, Michael Madsen, Mandy Patinkin, and Martin Sheen.
Posted March 2 2010 — 12:58 PM EST
- Emma Caulfield's TV Diary: Warming up to 'This Is Us'
- Are these the best opening title sequences of all time?
- Please watch Kevin Hart’s reaction to this cat
- 'The Leftovers' creators announce third and final season premiere month
- Erika Girardi defends 'RHOBH': 'It's not just a bunch of bitches'
- 'The Vacationers' author Emma Straub plans to open Brooklyn bookstore
- Critics' Choice Awards 2016: Who should win Best Actor?
- Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016: See Photos From the Catwalk
- Books Gift Guide 2016: 31 Books For Your Wish List
- The 11 Most Prolific TV Holiday Movie Actors
- Go Behind the Scenes of EW's Chrissy Teigen Photoshoot
- The 'Office Christmas Party' Cast Decks the Halls With Merry Mayhem
- The Best Gifts For 'Gilmore Girls' Fans