Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Oscar Night Musical

I guess they got Hugh Jackman to host for a reason. According to Entertainment Weekly (and others), the Oscar show will feature a big musical number in which Wolverine sings along with Beyonce, High School Musical's Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, and Mamma Mia's Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper.

It's nice that the first-time producers are trying to shake things up, but this is probably more likely to confuse the old folks than bring in any teenyboppers. Still, a big musical number has got to be more entertaining than another 20 minute long montage. And I'm curious to see how all those very different people will fit together onstage. So does knowing Zac, Vanessa, and Hugh are "all in this together" make you more likely to watch the Oscars this Sunday? Or are you more interested in that promise to keep the show under 3 hours?

1 comment:

pam said...

Every Oscar winner should be announced through interpretive dance choreographed by Kenny Ortega