Oscars to Feature Tribute to Movie Musicals Including Les Miserables, Chicago & Dreamgirls
Oscar is breaking out his dancing shoes. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of the 85th Academy Awards, announced the upcoming telecast will feature a special tribute to movie musicals of the last decade. The segment will honor movies including Chicago, Dreamgirls and Les Miserables.
“The musical as a motion picture genre has had a remarkable renaissance in the last decade,” said Zadan and Meron in a statement. “We are excited to showcase three musical films—Chicago, Dreamgirls and Les Miserables—on our Oscar show.”
The ceremony will air live on February 24, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The telecast will also feature a performance by Adele, in addition to an unprecedented reunion of all six James Bond actors. A number of Broadway stars are nominated for Oscars this year, including Hugh Jackman, Jessica Chastain, Denzel Washington, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bradley Cooper and Alan Arkin.
[quote] Will Anne play Effie in the Dreamgirls segment?
She will be Deena because she gets to be in the middle.
Did not read the story. Are they "paying tribute" to musicals that were actually good, too?
Ugh, I hope this isn't a "backdoor redemption" for Beyonce. Hope JHud shows her up again...
Musical tributes are the highlight of any Oscarcast!
It would get a lot of attention if they bring on Beyonce pretending to sing.
It's the fucking Super Bowl for Queers. I say go for it boys!
what about Evita? Not only was it a box office hit (it was guys) but it won a Golden Globe for Madonna (it really did).
Omg, what fun!
Evita won an Oscar as well
Does anyon remember the "Musical is Back" Jackman / Beyonce (and Efron and Seyfried) mash-up number from the year Hugh hosted the Oscars?
What did DL think of that? I thought it was weirdly misjointed. And Bey mimed a lot of that too. Hugh was his nasally self.
Hate Seth & Adele.
Evita actually grossed a little over $200 million worldwide if you calculate the inflation rate since 1996.
Musicals, when done well, can be huge money makers.
Also, when not done well. See: Grease.
Worthless unless they bring back Rob Lowe and Snow White.
This is fucking pathetic. Zadan & Meron produced "Chicago." They are using the Oscars to make a tribute to their own film!
I sincerely hope if they go thru with this, they do it using video clips rather than actual performers. If I were producing I'd have Rob Lowe introduce the clip.
[quote] This is fucking pathetic. Zadan & Meron produced "Chicago." They are using the Oscars to make a tribute to their own film!
Exactly what I was thinking.
How about doing a REAL tribute to the art form over the decades.
[quote]Oscar is breaking out his dancing shoes.
Which scene in Les Miz works best as a dance number?
They could turn "Let Him Live" into a Twyla Tharp style duet between Valjean and the unconscious Marius. The only question is should Marius be played by a dancer or a life-size rag doll?
The battle at the barricade could be turned into something like the opening of West Side Story.
And the attack of the factory workers on Fantine just cries "Fosse!"
If DL was in charge of this, no one under the age of 70 would watch.