The names should be released soon.
The list of previous recipients is attached, who do you think will be on the list this year?
Liza Minnelli ? (hopefully!)
Renee Fleming? (still too young?)
No idea but guaranteed to include some black choreographer no one's ever heard of, some classical musician no one's ever heard of and some opera singer no one's ever heard of. And Shirley MacLaine.
Mary Tyler Moore if there's any justice in this world.
Marvin Hamlisch should be honored posthumously.
KC Awards are NEVER given posthumously, R6. Too late for Marvin now.
Not Fleming, OP, but Fredericka von Stade is about the right age now... or Teresa Stratas
There will probably be either a rock or country star - that seems to be the trend in recent years as the rock generation is past 50...
oh and R4 is a racist.
R6. And for several years recently, Marvin Hamlisch served as principal pops conductor of National Symphony Orchestra which performed at the Kennedy Center. He's a familair name in DC. They wouldn't have to think too hard to come up with his name.
R7. Uhhmm, Ahh, Caroline, uhhmm, ahh, make an uhhmm, ahh, exception.
Well, it certainly isn't going to be Clint Eastwood
R10...or Chuck Norris.
Why is Michelle Lee always front and center at the Kennedy Center?
R12 She gives GREAT head.
R12...Because Michelle Lee and Lucie Arnaz are always ready to sing "Nobody Does It Like Me."
The two of them are a hoot:
Francis Ford Coppola
Ray Price (underrated country singer)
Glenn Campbell...before Alzheimer's completely takes over his mind. He's doing his farewell tour and reports say he's performig and doing pretty well, but it's only a matter of time...
Another vote for Burt Bacharach.
And another for MTM
R5 MTM has not done anything since 1982 to justify a Kennedy Center Honor.
Grace Slick if there's a God.
No to MTM.
Yes to Bacharach.
Chita "I got there first" R
The recipients every year always include one African American, one female and three white dudes.
Not being racist just stating the facts here.
Why Mickey Rooney has never received it is a tragedy. There should be a special negative Kennedy Center award for Woody Allen.
[quote]MTM has not done anything since 1982 to justify a Kennedy Center Honor.
And Pete Townshend & Roger Daltrey, Diana Ross, Brian Wilson, Smokey Robinson, and Julie Harris have? Shut the fuck up.
Julie Harris took her show on Emily Dickinson to every state in the union in the 80s.
So before you go slamming others, do your homework.
[quote]Julie Harris took her show on Emily Dickinson to every state in the union in the 80s.
A play written by DL fave Charles Nelson Reilly.
Jane Fonda- LONG OVERDUE!!!!!
Jane Fonda will never, ever get a Kennedy Center Honor. They're afraid of a backlash because of all her Vietnam stuff.
Jane fonda will get the KenCen for entertaining the Israeli troops during the Sabra and Shatila massacres.
[quote]Why Mickey Rooney has never received it is a tragedy.
[quote] hy Mickey Rooney has never received it is a tragedy.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Kennedy Center Honors are straying way too far from their original intent. This year's nominees should include:
With a special tribute to Underage Pages. Perhaps it could be called The Eleanor Mondale Medal of Enticement.
[quote]Julie Harris took her show on Emily Dickinson to every state in the union in the 80s. So before you go slamming others, do your homework.
Yeah? I wasn't slamming her as much as making the point that she was given her award in 2005, 25 years after that, as were the other I mentioned.
the idiot said...
[quote]MTM has not done anything since 1982 to justify a Kennedy Center Honor.
So what 's the difference? MTM deserves the award.
Couldn't they send a private jet for Doris Day, since she's so afraid of flying? Or arrange first-class Amtrak service to DC for her?
Doris doesn't want to be photographed any more.
[quote] MTM deserves the award.
For doing what? She only has two sitcoms to her credit.
Kennedy Center Honor should be given out for that?
Let's not forget MTM supported Sarah Palin for VP.
She is dead to us on DL.
r41 The racist, August Wilson, is DEAD DEAD DEAD.
We've had Bruce, Paul, and Yo-Yo, all huge supporters of Obama and his presidency. Look to see who else was a big supporter and you will see one of the new inductees. With W, no one in the arts ( except Kid Rock) supported him, so the privilege wasn't afforded. It was, however, fun to watch W at the concert, knowing full well that he didn't know anybody being honored, except country singers...and that the other inductees despised him.
R45 I always felt Obama had a lot to do with Oprah getting hers.
The others I'm not so sure about. Paul McCartney was originally inducted in 2002, but he had to pull out so they gave the honor to someone else. You have to promise to show up to get it.
Tina Turner didn't even want to accept hers at first until Oprah talked her into it. And Katharine Hepburn turned it down until 1990.
[quote]Doris doesn't want to be photographed any more.
Tough luck. The Enquirer shoots pictures of her every time she goes to the market.
If she can survive looking frazzled and unkempt on the cover of the Enquirer, then she can survive being dressed to the nines for a Kennedy Center event.
Debbie Reynolds, people!!!
How soon you forget.
[quote]Couldn't they send a private jet for Doris Day, since she's so afraid of flying? Or arrange first-class Amtrak service to DC for her?
Doris is punk rock in that she has refused a Kennedy Center Honor as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oscars. Love that about her.
We should FORCE Doris to the KC Honors. Wheel the bitch in, just like Hannibal Lector from Lambs.
Even if he was still alive, Marvin Hamlisch wouldn't have gotten a KC Honor. Michael Kaiser, president of the KC, fired Hamlisch as the conductor of the National Symphony Pops.
All the brightest porn stars have passed. The genre deserves some recognition.
It's not that Doris is afraid to fly; she's not.
It's that she doesn't want to leave her menagerie in Carmel - she'd rather spend her time with her animals than with people, either in LA or DC.
Damn, Doris Day sounds pretty committed to this whole bestiality thing. More power to her...I guess.
No, Doris IS afraid to fly. When she shot THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, she took an ocean liner over because she hated flying. As it was, she had to take a plane back from the Morocco location to London because there wasnt enough time in the schedule for her to take a boat, and she white-knuckled it the whole way.
Doris really doesn't have to worry about a plane shooting at her as she runs through the front door of the Kennedy Center...
R53 is right. Let's give a KC honor to William Higgins.
Mel Brooks refused to do it while Bush was in office. When asked why he kept declining the invitation, he would say, "I didn't like what they were serving"
He accepted it after Obama after elected.
They should hurry and give it to Hal David before he...
Maybe not MTM, but Bernadette Peters will DEFINITELY receive it one day, probably soon.
Denzel Washington will definitely receive one some day.
Soprano Barbara Hendricks is not well-known and her career at the Metropolitan Opera is over, but she has done a huge amount of work for charitable organizations.
Soprano Denyce Graves would be another candidate.
Sadly, Kathleen Battle, Woody Allen and Jane Fonda should get one for their career achievements, but for obvious reasons they will not receive the Award.
Joshua Bell and Audra MacDonald will receive one some day but they are too young now.
OP, aka the Kennedy Center Honors Troll
Don't you think they've offered it to Woody, but he just doesn't accept awards? Do you think it's the Sun Li Previn thing that's keeping him from receiving the honor?
I am pleased to announce that, on my orders, Doris Day is to be taken at gunpoint, forced onto a luxury private jet and flown to Washington, where she will be marched at point of bayonet into the honoree's box and WILL accept a Kennedy Center Honor.
Dustin Hoffman or Robert Duvall
What about Sally Field?
Mia, Harry Belafonte received it in 1989.
I wonder if Mia Farrow will ever receive it.
Wasn't sure about, Mr. Belafonte, Prudence.
They should give it to Sally Field, and then have a stage full of actors look up at her and shout "We like you - we really like you!"
Who do I think will receive?
To my amazement, I haven't given it any thought at all.
And having read this thread, I find I'm still not.
I'd really like to see Vanessa Williams, Deidre Hall, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Willis and Cher honored for Kennedy Center Honors 2012.
Maybe this will be MY year!
I think that Betty White should get a Kennedy Center Honor because she started her career off in radio and has been working ever since. She's earned one.
[quote]I'd really like to see Vanessa Williams, Deidre Hall, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Willis and Cher honored for Kennedy Center Honors 2012.
I actually think Cher would be a legitimate choice.
What about Olivia deHavilland? It's criminal that she hasn't received one. She is a two time Oscar winner and co-starred in GWTW for god's sake. And she's still alive!
Oh, I forgot, they honor talent.
I think because Olivia has lived in Paris for the past 40 or 50 years cancels out her chances.
Her little sister Joan lives in Carmel, CA, however and did one Oscar.
Let's honor one of our great ballet dancers:
Jacques d"Amboise, Edward Villela, Patricia McBride, Suzanne Farrell or Cynthia Gregory.
Well they gave it to Barbara Cook, so they'll give it anyone.
[quote]No, Doris IS afraid to fly. When she shot THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, she took an ocean liner over because she hated flying.
Well, she did fine here.
Ok, one serious one: LINDA LAVIN.
Linda Lavin has done as much for the American art scene as Bonny Franklin. Outside of New York theater circles, she is only known as Alice, and those who remember her only remember her in the context of, "What ever happened to the gal who played Alice. Is she still alive?"
r78 most of those you mentioned already have won it.
"Dustin Hoffman and David Letterman will soon find themselves in company they never expected in the nation's capital.
The actor and comedian are among seven people receiving the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, according to an announcement Wednesday. They join Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy, rock band Led Zeppelin and ballerina Natalia Makarova."
Damn, no Liza!!!
op, aka Kennedy Center Honors troll
So who will it be for 2013?
I bet Cicely Tyson will be a surprise winner. Maybe David Bowie as well. Maybe Carl Reiner
I still hope for Liza to be honored in 2013.
Lorne Michaels (SNL) and Berry Gordy (Motown) are long overdue for one.
They should change the name to Never let it be Woody Allen honors.
LOL, or Jane Fonda R98.
It's time for ABBA and Richard Clayderman.
Trish Van Devere deserves to be honored this year.
R101 Thanks for posting, Trish.
[quote]Trish Van Devere deserves to be honored this year.
If I didn't get it, you sure as shit won't, you little tit-bouncer!
Zsa Zsa, while there's still time!
Since it seems they've started giving it to rock acts, it's definitely time for Fleetwood Mac to be honored.
Richard Simmons, the man completely changed the fitness industry and he is entertaining.
Ah, Trish Van Devere of "Where's Poppa?' Remember the Bobby Goldsboro song:
Suddenly all my silly thoughts disappear
She comes to me softly with crackers and beer,
Then I took a dump all over Trish Van Devere....
And so it goes....
You can now nominate someone YOURSELF!:
"In May 2013, the Kennedy Center announced revisions to the Kennedy Center Honors selection process. The revisions include the addition of an advisory committee comprised of artists, former Honorees, and Kennedy Center board members as well as expanded solicitation of recommendations from the general public. Please read below how you can submit a recommendation for the Kennedy Center Honors.
The Kennedy Center Honors provide recognition to living individuals who throughout their lifetimes have made significant contributions to American culture through the performing arts. The primary criterion is excellence, and artistic achievement in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures, and television is considered."
Due to Diana Ross's alleged bad attitude in the business, it surprised me when she was honored a few years ago. She was also the only woman honored. They placed her in the center seat. When La Streisand was honored, there was another woman honored as well. Still, I was happy to see Streisand get it. Have Joan Baez, Liza Minnelli (sp?), Loretta Lynn and Rita Moreno been honored yet? I'm sure Madonna will be honored one day.
Debbie Reynolds. Been in show biz 65 years and can still steal an entire movie with a five minute role.
[quote] I'm sure Madonna will be honored one day.
At which time the award to cease to have value.
MTM has done NOTHING to warrant an honor.
Well, it better be someone from Broadway, so we can once again be subjected to Sutton Foster and the "stunning" choreography of Rob Ashford.
I really have not paid a lot of attention to it over the years.
It's time to honor those who have been stuck playing one part all of their lives, and who have become just as recognizable as the characters they play: Cathy Rigby, Topol, and Ted Neeley.
Mary T. Moore
Mary Tyler Moore and Minnelli are good choices.
Alan and Marilyn Bergman
[quote]I'm sure Madonna will be honored one day. At which time the award to cease to have value.
Why you think her accomplishment of thirty years of worldwide hit records is any less important than Barbara Cook who no one outside of New York City knows? Bitch, please.
Doris Day is an incredible talent. Lets do all we can to try to get her nominated.
You can nominate yourself?
Rita Moreno and Loretta Lynn as previously mentioned are overdue if they haven't been honored already.
What about Jerry Lewis? And the Rolling Stones - why did Led Zeppelin and Daltry/Townshend get honored before them? Is there a political reason or is Keith standing in the way. Ditto Bowie, overdue.
Barbara Carroll, jazz pianist and saloon singer--the BEST!!
Linda Hunt should have been nominated for "The Year of Magical Thinking" and for "The Relic."
I bet Judy Collins gets one this year.
Judy deserves one.
Casting call is usually three people most people (meaning the Homogenous American People) have never heard of. A fourth selection is an elderly actor. And the fifth is a starfuck object, like recent honorees Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman.
Do the POTUS and FLOTUS have any say in the matter? If so, I bet Cicely "Shiny Wig" Tyson gets one this year, especially since Michelle Obama saw her show last weekend. Hopefully she'll wear her deflated Fruit of the Loom Grape dress again.
R136, I mentioned 88 year-old Cicely Tyson as well, I think she is definitely going to receive it this year - and having seen the play twice, I think she deserves it for capping her long career the way she was able to.
Irene Dunne's Kennedy Center Honor was specifically mandated by Nancy Reagan, so if Michelle has input, it would not be unprecedented.
It would be kind of a slap in the face to Mareif they gave o e to Valerie Harper first. I know time is of the essence wit VH, but it is with Mary, too.
This should be announced this week.
The Kennedy Center people would make me very happy if they would please honor Mary Tyler Moore.
Please before she can't walk or see at all.
Liza Minnelli is a national treasure.
She should be honored along with Mary Tyler Moore.
[quote]would make me very happy if they would please honor Mary Tyler Moore. Please before she can't walk or see at all.
Too late. That ship has sailed.
Is it too late to throw Lisa Rinna's name in the hat?
[quote] She should be honored along with Mary Tyler Moore.
MTM has done NOTHING to deserve that honor.
My vote is for Diahann Carroll.
[quote]Liza Minnelli is a national treasure.
I agree. Now let's bury her.
They'll buy one for Tom Hanks this year as part of his awards season push for the two Oscar bait movies he has coming out this year.
The 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors will fete actress Shirley MacLaine, pianist/singer/songwriter Billy Joel, musician/songwriter Carlos Santana, opera singer Martina Arroyo, and pianist/band leader/composer Herbie Hancock, CBS announced this morning.
Horrible list. Santana? Ugh. Nice to see Obama got 3/5 minorities in there.
I hope the Latino's are happy after the big stink they made last year.
Martine Arroyo may not be that well-known, but she is incredibly deserving.
So it is almost time for the nominees to be announced again. In a few years I bet Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman would have received it.
Who do we think will get it this year?
At the link is the full list in case you were wondering who previously received it.