Robert Downey, Jr.
Samuel L. Jackson
Joseph Gordon Levitt
You left off Edy Williams.
They're really trying to push Channing Tatum. Not sure why he belongs at the Oscars.
[quote]Robert Downey, Jr.
I wish they would stop asking him to do these things. He always tries to be funny and he invariably comes across as a smug, pompous, smirking asshole.
[quote]They're really trying to push Channing Tatum. Not sure why he belongs at the Oscars.
Because after 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike he's one of the biggest male stars in America right now.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Channing Tatum has already happened as far as Hollywood is concerned. The proof of it is we no longer have to ask one another if it's Tatum Channing or Channing Tatum (like we did a year ago).
Ick. Have no desire to see closet-case Jeremy Renner.
[quote]he's one of the biggest male stars in America right now.
That's ridiculous. He's a B-list star.
No R6 He's a bonafide box office star. One of the few in Hollywood right now.
Who can possibly argue about Channing Tatum's star status after his consecutive string of hit films?
He may not be a DL favorite - but the truth is nobody is buying tickets to see Matt Bomer or Zac Efron.
I thought I was the only one who felt that way, R3. Can't stand Downey mainly because of his award show appearances, especially since the comeback. He's insufferable.
Exactly my thoughts R3 and R9. After his appearance at the Golden Globes I've already had more than enough of him for 2013.
I'm not watching unless they promise to bring back Rob Lowe and Snow White.
RDJ makes my hair stand on end. Its always so clear he's on drugs yet everyone laughs and applauds him.
I'm not on this list. Am I gonna have to take out my tits???
R2, and R6&R8, You need to go see Channing Tatum fuck in "Side Effects" which got a 85% approval from Rotten Tomatoes.
Okay, Lena, you can be a presenter if you bring your own designer sack to wear over your head.
Since they're doing a tribute to musicals, they could have Lena be Tracy Turnblad.
They asked me, but they couldn't match my price.
I think Channing Tatum should present with Tatum O'Neal.
In total agree about RDJ and his cockiness. He totally sold out with this ridiculous "action" man movies. I guess he had to make up for all the money he blew up his nose. Was a terrific actor once, now he's a total jerk. Plus, his "undying love" for his wife makes me sick. Everyone knows he was giving blowjobs and taking it up the ass for blow. He's a self admitted bisexual, yet he now denies it for "image" reasons. Totally phoney.
Wait till he falls off the wagon, R19. Then he'll be all "pity me, pity me."
Other than Meryl, there isn't one bonafide movie star among them. Will Samuel L. Jackson wear his perpetually phony smile and backwards Kangol cap? Will Ruffalo ever get his teeth fixed? Will RDJ wear his blue glasses and look around like a lost Flamingo? Will Jeremy Renner finally bow to public demand and wear a paperbag over his head? Will Octavia Spencer dance on stage singing "Pie, pie, buy my wonderful pies!" Will Channing Tatum bow to public pressure and wear a mesh wife beater and thong? If not, I'm not watching!
I want to see Charlize. T in a tux and in all her lesbo-androgyny glory
I hope Meryl shows up. She has skipped other awards shows and has been missed.
They ought to have a few high profile directors present. The directors only present to directors some times, but there are other awards they could present like cinematogrpahy or editing. Even writing.
I am dreading the Oscars in general, because I think they made a huge mistake with Seth MacFarlane. Ugh. It goes downhill from there. Robert Downey Jr. is the least of it.
Channing Tatum has had legitimacy conferred on him not only from box office success, but from working with Steven Soderbergh. If it were only box office then The Rock and Vin Deisel would be presenting.
They're pushing Channing Tatum because Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Matthew McConnaughey, Brad Pitt, etc. are all getting old. They need some new meat and he is the one they're grooming.
So far, from everything I've read, and from the choice of the host and the official poster, it does seem like Zadan/Meron are trying to shake things up a bit. That, coupled with the fact that there are some legitimately popular movies among the nominees, could lead to a decent Oscarcast for a change.
Oh I also want to see more Black people.
Please not the ususal like Chris Rock, with some corny suck ass joke and buckwheat hair.
I want to see Latifah, Monique, Gabourrey, Oprah, Whoopi, Poitier, Belafonte, Jamie et all
Sidney Poitier is not well, he is very frail.
But I wouldn't mind seeing Samuel L Jackson, Terrence Howard, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Morgan Freeman and Denzel present.They will probably trot out some Latinos so look for JLo and Eva Longoria. Shame on the Ocarscast.
[quote]But I wouldn't mind seeing Samuel L Jackson
Did you not read the list?
Also, Denzel is nominated, so it's unlikely he would present.
They should add Kerry Washington to the list...her movie is nominated AND has a HUGE hit show on ABC. For a black actress she's had a great year!
R29 Good idea, especially since the Oscars are on ABC and she would probably wear something FAAABULOUS!
R30, I can't wait for Kerry to walk the red carpet. Her dress should be amazing! She has great style!
[quote]I think Channing Tatum should present with Tatum O'Neal.[/quote]
And Carol Channing!
I am still looking forward to Iron Man 3 because RDJ doing that one with Shane Black. Avengers was a pretty cool movie too. But he should get rid of those awful Sherlock movies. The next ones he will do don't really interest me one bit.
I hope RDJ, Ruffalo, Renner, Jackson will bring along Loki. He was the best character and best actor in The Avengers.
Other than that this years Oscar's will be even more stupid than last years. Hollywood kissing Hollywood's arse. Yawn!
I think Carol hung it up after her appearance on the Tonys with LL Cool J.
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R33, Another vote for Loki, the most interesting Avenger character and a superior performance by the actor who plays him.
Mark Wahlberg and 'Ted' (of course)
R39, she hasn't skipped or she hasn't been missed?
Incidentally, the woman has been sick with the flu for like a month now. That's the excuse they gave for why she didn't attend the Golden Globes... and the same excuse for why she wasn't at the BAFTAs last weekend.
To be fair, none of the other winners from last year were at the GG's - where was Jean, Octavia or Christopher? None were at the SAG's or the BAFTA's.
But Streep was nominated for a Golden Globe this year.
[quote]He may not be a DL favorite - but the truth is nobody is buying tickets to see Matt Bomer or Zac Efron.
Oh don't be ridiculous!
R44 she allegedly had the flu during the time of the Golden Globes. At least that was what Meryl's reason for not being there.
No shock she hasn't been at any other ceremonies. She's not promoting anything and wouldn't even be at the Oscars unless she wasn't the reigning lead actress winner who has to present this year's lead actor Oscar.
[quote]Joseph Gordon Levitt
Not saying he can't act, basically he can, act as a bored and boring little guy in everything. Too overhyped.
Let's face it, the only reason Meryl Streep went to all those awards shows for all those years was because she desperately wanted to win something. Now, not so much.
R46 Streep went because her work resulted in her being nominated.
Also, r43, you cannot be serious.
3 time winner Streep will annuity new 3 time winner Day-Lewis.
Streep is actually 2 1/2 time winner. She only has two lead Oscars and one supporting. DDL will actually have 3 lead Oscars, which puts him above Streep, Jack Nicholson, and Ingrid Bergman, but just below Katharine Hepburn's 4 lead Oscars.
They are going to trot Tatum out there for beefcake appeal and the fact that he sired a brat to appease the breeders. He'll probably have to have a presenter partner who will do all the talking to cover up the fact that he can't read any faster than one word every 30 seconds.
I just read on Deadline that some of the worst Best Actress winners ever -- Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon -- will all be presenting.
The cast of CHICAGO:
[quote] Streep will annuity
What does this mean? I've never seen "annuity" used as a verb.
[quote]Streep will annuity
[quote]What does this mean? I've never seen "annuity" used as a verb.
Meryl doesn't have to conform to grammar.
Of course she'll be presenting. They've had photos every other day of Reese going to the gym, Reese with her chidren, Reese with her husband giggling (read drunk) after a night out "with friends."
Reese is now a VERY IMPORTANT INDUSTRY EXECUTIE'S WIFE. Just ask her. I am certain she insisted that she be poresenting a "major" award. After all, she is doing then a favor. She has to be seen to stay in the game. yes, she is making movies. no, no one wants to see them.
Is the cast of Chicago presenting or singing? I'm just wondering because aside from the James Bond tribute, they're supposedly also doing a musicals tribute. Has Julie Andrews or Liza been confirmed?
CHICAGO won best picture in 2003 and the producers are putting together a tribute to musicals of the last ten years, ending with a Les Miz number by the cast (there's talk of a DREAMGIRLS number as well)
The CHICAGO cast will probably present the tribute.
[quote]They are going to trot Tatum out there for beefcake appeal and the fact that he sired a brat to appease the breeders.
He'll present a minor award with something like, "He didn't need one for "Magic Mike", but here is Channing Tatum" presenting Best Costume"
R58 gave me chills because I could hear a bored Billy Crystal saying that as clear as day.
If they were really interested in capturing a younger viewership, they'd ditch the "In Memoriam" segment and instead have all of the dead people return as zombie and/or vampire presenters.
How about Tatum O'Neal? Ryan?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Christ, why don't they just pair him up with that human ball of energy known as Greta Gerwig.
If Jennifer Lawrence wins, the stage will collapse after enduring the weight of so many massive egos.
I wish they would be less focused on youth and get the aging legends to present: Peter O'Toole, Nicholson, Pacino, Jane Fonda, La Deneuve, etc. I feel like they used to do this more back in the day. Like hauling La Liz out to present Best Picture.
The academy trots out the same "legendary" movie stars to present Best Picture every year:
Once in awhile, they give the honor to Spielberg, but since he's nominated this year...
Legendary? Julia Roberts?
[quote]Streep will annuity... What does this mean? I've never seen "annuity" used as a verb.
It means auto correct changed anoint to annunity.
R67 Thank you. I would never have figured that one out!
I'm surprised they didn't have Bitchonce be a presenter since she shows up at everything else.
R69 Is she going to be in the Dreamgirls tribute?
R70 Wouldn't surprise me. She shows up at anything where she can get some attention.
Probably Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx.
But honestly, Jennifer won an Oscar. She didn't. And Jamie won his Oscar for Ray. So maybe no Beyonce. I wonder why they get Nicole Kidman and Witherspoon but not Gwyneth. I like Gwyneth.
They could do a sketch with Adrien Brody offering A Stella Artois to Halle Berry using a French accent. That would be funny. In a way.
Well, Eddie got a nom ... but I'm fairly certain he won't show.
What about Tom Cruise?
I want to see him present..
i wonder if Michael Douglas will do the In Memoriam segment.
Salma Hayek gets asked to present every year because she's Hispanic. She hasn't done anything noteworthy except that Frida Kahlo biopic years ago that nobody saw. I wish they'd stop trotting her, Jennifer Lopez and Halle Berry out every year.
Updated info on Musical Performances From Entertainment Weekly:
In addition to musical performances by Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones, and Barbra Streisand — and a closing musical number from Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth — Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced the names of the actors involved in the show’s live Broadway tribute, which will spotlight Chicago, Dreamgirls, and Les Misérables.
The actors involved have all starred in big-screen adaptations of the three featured musicals, including Jennifer Hudson from Dreamgirls; Catherine Zeta-Jones from Chicago; and Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter from this year’s Les Misérables.
BARBRA STREISAND is sparing no expense to make sure her first Academy Awards performance since 1977 is one that nobody will ever forget.
To achieve that goal, sources say she’s undergoing a million-dollar makeover!
In preparation for her Feb. 24 performance, the 70-year-old legend of stage and screen has hired personal trainers and a nutritionist, and flown in “facial specialists” from Europe. She’s also installed a state-of-the-art gym, a performance studio and a meditation room in her Malibu mansion and ordered several custom designer gowns so she has options for the big night.
“All told, Barbra will have spent almost $1 million,” said a source, adding that the “Guilt Trip” star wants to drop at least 20 pounds from her 5-foot-5 frame.
And after years of saying she’d never undergo plastic surgery, Barbra has reportedly been flying to New York to visit the office of Dr. Patricia Wexler for “facial fat transplantation” procedures. This involves taking fat from a patient’s thighs and injecting it into the face to fill wrinkles.
“She also brings in facial experts from Europe regularly and will have them on-call throughout Oscarweek,” continued the source.
Since Babs intends to be dressed to the nines for the show, she’s asked her close friend, designer Donna Karan to create “at least five one-of-a-kind couture gowns,” which will cost at least $100,000.
She’s also been tuning up her vocals in her new home recording studio and meditating in her yoga studio to calm her famously jittery nerves.
Said the source: “Barbra’s spending a million dollars to make sure that her Oscar night performance is perfect – for herself and for everyone else.”
I want to see some real European glamour - Catherine Deneuve and/or Sophia Loren should be presenters ... appropriate if Amour does well.
Streisand is also on my 7-day lemon cleanse.
I'm just wondering why Moulan Rouge isn't part of the musicals tribute. They somehow couldn't get Ewan and Nicole to participate?
What about Sophia Vergara? No awards show is complete without an appearance from the kooky cast of Modern Family!
I'll be there will bells on, bitches. SWATH is up for best visual effects and costume design, and hopefully the hot, old dick I sucked while making it will show up at the ceremony!
Will Kristen cough up a hairball on Taylor Lautner again?
What about uniting two Oscar winners for possibly the last time -- as presenters, Olivia deHavilland and Joan Fontaine.
It would even be better if one did not now the other was a presenter!
Live surprise on stage!
I fucking called it!! Kerry Washington IS presenting at the Oscar's! I'm so happy for her... what an AMAZING year she has had! She is bringing in the huge ratings for ABC, so this is her reward.
Kerry Washington?? Bitch, please!
ABC just tweeted that Kerry Washington will be presenting.
Umm, yeah, it was already mentioned, R92.
This musical tribute sounds weak. Ihave a feeling that the LES MIS segment will bomb. At least Hudson and Zeta Jones can carry a tune.
And the presenters? Jennifer Aniston? We're still trying to make her movie career happen? Paul Rudd?
I read somewhere that someone said that since it is the 50th anniversary of the Miracle Worker that the academy should invite Patty Duke to the awards this year...I agree...
Is Lady Gaga still presenting Best Costume with Cher?
What a boring group.
This is beginning to sound more and more like a shit mess.
That is all.
Jennifer garner? Hmmmm, what a total mystery as to how that happened.
Oh, that's just great. We'll have to sit through 100 reaction shots of him, sitting front row center, while the host plays just to HIM.
I bet Nicholson will forego sitting in the audience. Many of the big names come just to present at a designated time and leave right after.
ABC just tweeted that Trish Van Devere will be presenting.
Celebration of Movie Musicals: Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls); Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago); and from Les Misérables, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter.
Seth MacFarlane and Kristin Chenoweth
Robert Downey Jr.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (billed as a "special appearance")
Samuel L. Jackson
Daniel Radcliffe (billed as a "special appearance")
Channing Tatum (billed as a "special appearance")
Charlize Theron (billed as a "special appearance")
With very few exceptions, this is as drab a list as I have ever seen for an Oscar broadcast.
DL has really fallen down so low. Sheeesh.
There are dozens of Oscar parties this weekend, actually the parties started last weekend.
There are plus ones, groupies,& wannabes and there is wait staff, caterers, bartenders, busboys, people who work at salons & spas, valet parking attendants, limousine drivers, delivery people, etc.
People who work in hotels and restaurants, other venues even private houses. There are the studio parties, the magazine parties, the charities, the Pre Oscar parties the WME & CAA parties, all kinds of stuff going on.
It takes literally thousands of people to make the awards season happen. Even being a runner on the fucking red carpets because all these venues have "red carpets."
And we have nothing. Nada.
If I want to see the gowns and the usually crap I can read the tabloids or go on the gossip blogs. But I am sick of that tired, canned, censored bullshit.
I want to know the real inside inside. I want to know who puked in a limo,or peed in the bushes at the Vanity Fair party. Who excused himself from his wife's table, to go into a back "office" for a blow job by a member of either sex or both?
Who got caught in the toilet at Bryan Lourd's house doing a line? Who got slapped in the face? Who did they have to keep separate so they didn't get into a cat fight? Who was asked to leave? Who crashed?
There is so much going on this weekend. So much. Where are the people who work these events? A fucking waiter working for a caterer sees stuff. Valet parking hears arguments.
Don't tell me you'll lose your job. That's bullshit. Remember. Nothing happens in secret. Someone tells someone who tells someone. If you can't be smart enough to cover your tracks you don't belong in those jobs. Now get moving people. We need gossip.