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2012 Kennedy Center Honors

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!)

Peter Martins?

Robert Duvall?

Tom Hanks?

Renee Fleming? (still too young?)

by Anonymousreply 15708/28/2014

Me! Me! Me!

by Anonymousreply 109/05/2012

Victoria Rowell

Phoebe Cates

Michelle Pfieffer

Martin Short

Alia Shawkat

by Anonymousreply 209/05/2012

Hopefully Pia Zadora finally

by Anonymousreply 309/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 409/05/2012

Mary Tyler Moore if there's any justice in this world.

by Anonymousreply 509/05/2012

Marvin Hamlisch should be honored posthumously.

by Anonymousreply 609/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 709/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 809/05/2012

R7. Uhhmm, Ahh, Caroline, uhhmm, ahh, make an uhhmm, ahh, exception.

by Anonymousreply 909/05/2012

Well, it certainly isn't going to be Clint Eastwood

by Anonymousreply 1009/05/2012

R10...or Chuck Norris.

by Anonymousreply 1109/05/2012

Why is Michelle Lee always front and center at the Kennedy Center?

by Anonymousreply 1209/05/2012

R12 She gives GREAT head.

by Anonymousreply 1309/05/2012

R12...Because Michelle Lee and Lucie Arnaz are always ready to sing "Nobody Does It Like Me."

The two of them are a hoot:

by Anonymousreply 1409/05/2012

Jeff Bridges

Doris Day

Betty White

Francis Ford Coppola

Ray Price (underrated country singer)

by Anonymousreply 1509/05/2012

Glenn Scarpelli

Ron Glass


Bill Fagerbakke

Astrid Plane

by Anonymousreply 1609/05/2012

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...

by Anonymousreply 1709/05/2012

Burt Bacharach!

by Anonymousreply 1809/05/2012

Another vote for Burt Bacharach.

And another for MTM

by Anonymousreply 1909/05/2012

George Glass

by Anonymousreply 2009/05/2012

R5 MTM has not done anything since 1982 to justify a Kennedy Center Honor.

by Anonymousreply 2109/05/2012

Grace Slick if there's a God.

by Anonymousreply 2209/05/2012

Joey Heatherton

by Anonymousreply 2309/05/2012

No to MTM.

Yes to Bacharach.

Carol Channing?

by Anonymousreply 2409/05/2012

Rita Moreno.

by Anonymousreply 2509/05/2012

The recipients every year always include one African American, one female and three white dudes.

Not being racist just stating the facts here.

by Anonymousreply 2609/05/2012

Why Mickey Rooney has never received it is a tragedy. There should be a special negative Kennedy Center award for Woody Allen.

by Anonymousreply 2709/05/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2809/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2909/05/2012

Bette Middler

by Anonymousreply 3009/05/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3109/05/2012

Jane Fonda- LONG OVERDUE!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 3209/05/2012

Jane Fonda will never, ever get a Kennedy Center Honor. They're afraid of a backlash because of all her Vietnam stuff.

by Anonymousreply 3309/05/2012

Jane fonda will get the KenCen for entertaining the Israeli troops during the Sabra and Shatila massacres.

by Anonymousreply 3409/05/2012

[quote]Why Mickey Rooney has never received it is a tragedy.


by Anonymousreply 3509/05/2012

[quote] hy Mickey Rooney has never received it is a tragedy.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

by Anonymousreply 3609/05/2012

The Kennedy Center Honors are straying way too far from their original intent. This year's nominees should include:

Paula Jones

Chandra Levy

Donna Rice

Gina Gershon

Ginnifer Flowers

With a special tribute to Underage Pages. Perhaps it could be called The Eleanor Mondale Medal of Enticement.

by Anonymousreply 3709/05/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3809/05/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 3909/05/2012

Doris doesn't want to be photographed any more.

by Anonymousreply 4009/05/2012

Marlo Thomas

Dionne Warwick

Al Pacino

Elaine Stritch

August Wilson

by Anonymousreply 4109/05/2012

[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?

by Anonymousreply 4209/05/2012

Let's not forget MTM supported Sarah Palin for VP.

She is dead to us on DL.

by Anonymousreply 4309/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4509/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4609/05/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4709/05/2012

Linda Ronstadt

by Anonymousreply 4809/05/2012

Debbie Reynolds, people!!!

How soon you forget.

by Anonymousreply 4909/05/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5009/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5209/05/2012

All the brightest porn stars have passed. The genre deserves some recognition.

by Anonymousreply 5309/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5409/05/2012

Damn, Doris Day sounds pretty committed to this whole bestiality thing. More power to her...I guess.

by Anonymousreply 5509/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5609/06/2012

Doris really doesn't have to worry about a plane shooting at her as she runs through the front door of the Kennedy Center...

by Anonymousreply 5709/06/2012

R53 is right. Let's give a KC honor to William Higgins.

by Anonymousreply 5809/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5909/06/2012

They should hurry and give it to Hal David before he...

Never mind.

by Anonymousreply 6009/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6109/06/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 6209/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6309/06/2012

Dustin Hoffman or Robert Duvall

Barbara Walters

Barry Gordy

Harry Belafonte

Mick Jagger

by Anonymousreply 6409/06/2012

What about Sally Field?

by Anonymousreply 6509/06/2012

Mia, Harry Belafonte received it in 1989.

I wonder if Mia Farrow will ever receive it.

by Anonymousreply 6609/06/2012

Debbie Reynolds

Peter O'Toole

by Anonymousreply 6709/06/2012

Wasn't sure about, Mr. Belafonte, Prudence.


by Anonymousreply 6809/06/2012

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!"

by Anonymousreply 6909/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7009/06/2012

I'd really like to see Vanessa Williams, Deidre Hall, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Willis and Cher honored for Kennedy Center Honors 2012.

by Anonymousreply 7109/06/2012

Maybe this will be MY year!

by Anonymousreply 7209/06/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 7409/06/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 7509/06/2012

Glenn Close.

Oh, I forgot, they honor talent.

by Anonymousreply 7609/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7709/06/2012

Let's honor one of our great ballet dancers:

Jacques d"Amboise, Edward Villela, Patricia McBride, Suzanne Farrell or Cynthia Gregory.

by Anonymousreply 7809/06/2012

Well they gave it to Barbara Cook, so they'll give it anyone.

by Anonymousreply 7909/06/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 8009/06/2012

Michelle Lee!

Pia Zadora.

Ok, one serious one: LINDA LAVIN.

by Anonymousreply 8109/06/2012

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?"

by Anonymousreply 8209/07/2012

r78 most of those you mentioned already have won it.

by Anonymousreply 8309/08/2012

Hre are some whom I would genuinely see like to win it:

Betty White (it would make everyone so happy)

Edward Villella

Grace Bumbry

Patti Page

John Adams (the composer)

by Anonymousreply 8409/08/2012

R84 Grace received it in 2009.

by Anonymousreply 8509/08/2012

It won't happen but Joni Mitchell should be there.

by Anonymousreply 8609/08/2012

Doris, honey, I did the whole "flying an airplane after the pilot's been hurt" thing much, much more realistically. And in color, too.

Come to think of it, where the fuck is MY Kennedy Center Honor?

by Anonymousreply 8709/08/2012

Jacques d"Amboise already won one. I remember because they presented him with a dance number performed by his non-professional students through the years which I thought was pretty cute:

by Anonymousreply 8809/09/2012

Jessica Lange?

by Anonymousreply 8909/09/2012

Marilyn Maye

by Anonymousreply 9009/09/2012

Marilyn Monroe should get a posthumous award. She did a lot for the President.

by Anonymousreply 9109/09/2012

Shirley Bassey

by Anonymousreply 9209/09/2012

Burt Bacharach

Dionne Warwick

David Bowie

Emmylou Harris

Patti Smith

by Anonymousreply 9309/09/2012

Dustin Hoffman and David Letterman got it.

by Anonymousreply 9409/12/2012

"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!!!

by Anonymousreply 9509/12/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 9608/21/2013

Lorne Michaels (SNL) and Berry Gordy (Motown) are long overdue for one.

by Anonymousreply 9708/21/2013

They should change the name to Never let it be Woody Allen honors.

by Anonymousreply 9808/21/2013

LOL, or Jane Fonda R98.

by Anonymousreply 9908/21/2013

It's time for ABBA and Richard Clayderman.

by Anonymousreply 10008/21/2013

Trish Van Devere deserves to be honored this year.

by Anonymousreply 10108/21/2013

R101 Thanks for posting, Trish.

by Anonymousreply 10208/21/2013

Sally Struthers

by Anonymousreply 10308/21/2013

[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!

by Anonymousreply 10408/21/2013

Zsa Zsa, while there's still time!

by Anonymousreply 10508/21/2013

Since it seems they've started giving it to rock acts, it's definitely time for Fleetwood Mac to be honored.

by Anonymousreply 10608/21/2013

Richard Simmons, the man completely changed the fitness industry and he is entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 10708/21/2013

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....

by Anonymousreply 10808/23/2013

Gilbert Gottfried

by Anonymousreply 10908/23/2013

Debbie Harry!

by Anonymousreply 11008/23/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 11108/23/2013

It's unbelievable that neither Olivia de Havilland or Joan Fontaine have been honored.

by Anonymousreply 11208/23/2013

I wish folk singer Odetta & opera diva, Shirley Verrett had been honored in their lifetimes. Hopefully Reba McEntire will be honored one day.

by Anonymousreply 11308/23/2013

Especially as Olivia - as a friend of Bette Davis - was a regular at The Hollywood Canteen during World War II.

by Anonymousreply 11408/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11508/24/2013

Debbie Reynolds. Been in show biz 65 years and can still steal an entire movie with a five minute role.

by Anonymousreply 11608/24/2013

[quote] I'm sure Madonna will be honored one day.

At which time the award to cease to have value.

by Anonymousreply 11708/24/2013

MTM has done NOTHING to warrant an honor.

by Anonymousreply 11808/24/2013

Well, it better be someone from Broadway, so we can once again be subjected to Sutton Foster and the "stunning" choreography of Rob Ashford.

by Anonymousreply 11908/24/2013

Doris Day?

I really have not paid a lot of attention to it over the years.

by Anonymousreply 12008/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12108/24/2013

Mary T. Moore Isadora Burnwood Agnes Nixon Mr. Ed

by Anonymousreply 12208/24/2013

Mary Tyler Moore and Minnelli are good choices.

Mickey Rooney

Carol Channing

Alan and Marilyn Bergman

Shirley Maclaine

Johnny Mathis

Tommy Tune

Carole King


by Anonymousreply 12308/24/2013

Valerie Harper

by Anonymousreply 12408/24/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 12508/24/2013

Doris Day is an incredible talent. Lets do all we can to try to get her nominated.

by Anonymousreply 12608/24/2013

You can nominate yourself?

by Anonymousreply 12708/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12808/24/2013

Barbara Carroll, jazz pianist and saloon singer--the BEST!!

by Anonymousreply 12908/24/2013

Linda Hunt should have been nominated for "The Year of Magical Thinking" and for "The Relic."

by Anonymousreply 13008/24/2013

Maybe Sting

by Anonymousreply 13108/28/2013

Connie Francis.

by Anonymousreply 13208/28/2013

I bet Judy Collins gets one this year.

by Anonymousreply 13308/28/2013

Judy deserves one.

by Anonymousreply 13408/28/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 13508/28/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 13608/28/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 13708/29/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 13808/29/2013

This should be announced this week.

by Anonymousreply 13909/09/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14009/09/2013

Liza Minnelli is a national treasure.

She should be honored along with Mary Tyler Moore.

by Anonymousreply 14109/09/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 14209/09/2013

Is it too late to throw Lisa Rinna's name in the hat?

by Anonymousreply 14309/09/2013

Joan Baez

by Anonymousreply 14409/09/2013

[quote] She should be honored along with Mary Tyler Moore.

MTM has done NOTHING to deserve that honor.

by Anonymousreply 14509/09/2013

My vote is for Diahann Carroll.

by Anonymousreply 14609/09/2013

[quote]Liza Minnelli is a national treasure.

I agree. Now let's bury her.

by Anonymousreply 14709/09/2013

Linda Ronstadt

by Anonymousreply 14809/09/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14909/09/2013

Barbara Walters

by Anonymousreply 15009/09/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 15109/12/2013

Horrible list. Santana? Ugh. Nice to see Obama got 3/5 minorities in there.

by Anonymousreply 15209/12/2013

I hope the Latino's are happy after the big stink they made last year.

by Anonymousreply 15309/12/2013

Martine Arroyo may not be that well-known, but she is incredibly deserving.

by Anonymousreply 15409/12/2013

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?

Billy Chrystal?


Cicely Tyson?


Carole King?

Robert Duvall?

Peter Martins?

At the link is the full list in case you were wondering who previously received it.

by Anonymousreply 15508/27/2014


by Anonymousreply 15608/27/2014

Joan Rivers!

by Anonymousreply 15708/28/2014
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