Just how good is the “Empire State of Mind“-derived winning entry in GoldDerby’s recent Oscar nominations video treatment contest? Good enough for site founder Tom O’Neil to pass along to TV show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, for possible ABC-TV/AMPAS promotional use.

“Their “Oscar State of Mind” performance is so brilliant, slick and breezy that they should be performing it at the Dolby Theatre on March 2,” O’Neil suggests to FishbowlNY. At the very least, the Academy should consider enlisting video stars Samantha Massell and Ted Stevenson for some sort of participation in either the broadcast or online multi-cam experience. The latter is becoming an increasingly essential second-screen experience.

“When I ran the video by Zadan and Meron, they said that they had their Oscar promos all wrapped up,” adds O’Neil. “Too bad.”

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