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The 7th Annual “Toscars" are taking place at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Feb 26. The event, which pokes fun at The Oscars, benefits the UKares Foundation charity. Ten teams of ten people have three weeks to make spoofs about the nominated films for Best Feature at the Academy Awards in hopes to win top honors. This year's comedy event will be hosted by "Glee's" Alex Newell.  Celebrity judges include Jim Piddock ("Best in Show," "Epic Movie"), Owain Yeoman ("The Mentalist") comeidan Jennifer Elise Cox and World renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold, who will be judging the original scores of the films.
 
This event, hosted by Brits in LA and sponsored by Jaguar North America,  was inspired by the Michel Gondry movie 'Be Kind, Rewind" starring Jack Black and Mos Def, in which they have to recreate blockbuster movies on a shoestring budget. [The concept is similar to the Swede Fest].

Co-creator Craig Robert Young said, "It just seemed like a great way to have some fun with other people in the industry and raise some money for a good cause. We aren't poking fun at the Oscars, so much as we are paying respect with a cheeky nudge and a wink in our very British humourous way."

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