Rodriguez to Serve as Oscars “Backstage Pass” Correspondent

Rico Rodriguez is becoming Hollywood’s go-to teen host…

The 14-year-old Modern Family star and three-time SAG Award winner, who will be a presenter at this weekend’s WGA Awards, has been named a correspondent for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesBackstage Pass on and the official Oscars app.

Rico Rodriguez

Rodriguez will be joined by Entertainment Weekly’s Jess Cagle and People’s Peter Castro, as well as returning co-hosts, ABC The View’s Sherri Shepherd and former All My Children star Cameron Mathison.

Backstage Pass will also debut a multimedia first-ever Red Carpet Digital Lounge anchored by Radio Disney’s Jake Whetter, Popsugar’s Allison McNamara and Mashable’s Brian Anthony Hernandez.

The Oscars Backstage Pass will feature more than 20 live cameras placed on the red carpet and throughout the backstage area of the Dolby Theatre during the telecast. They will capture sound bites, backstage action, short interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

On Oscar Sunday, the Backstage Pass feature goes live from the red carpet to the end of the show.

The Oscars will be presented on February 24 and hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on ABC.

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