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Re: Ceremony Details

Postby Greg » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:49 pm

Here is Wolgang Puck's menu for this year's Governors Ball.

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Postby anonymous1980 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:27 am

Barbra Streisand will perform.

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Re: Ceremony Details

Postby criddic3 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:30 pm

They have now announced that Norah Jones will sing "Everybody Needs a Best Friend," from Ted

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni45900479/?ref_=hm_nw_tp_t5
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Postby Big Magilla » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:59 am

In addition to the return of live performances of the nominated songs there will be a segment on the musicals of the last ten years highlighting Chicago; Dreamgirls and Les Miserables.
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Re: Ceremony Details

Postby OscarGuy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:32 am

Adele's tune is on par with the best, a little more subdued than most recent ones, but definitely more representative of the best work than the worst.

I wonder if all this publicity over Adele might kill her chances for a win? What about all of the other performers and writers of songs this year? They won't get nearly the attention, which might go over poorly with voters who think this latest stunt is a veiled attempt to nab her the trophy. It is something akin to endorsement even if only for ratings.
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Re: Ceremony Details

Postby mlrg » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:33 am

Precious Doll wrote:
Reza wrote:
Greg wrote:The oscar.com site is really hyping Adele performing "Skyfall."


.....and the Oscar goes to......


I hope not, the song was as unmemorable as have all the Bond theme songs for over 20 years.


I'm a very big fan of Bond movies. Although not the level of a Shirley Bassey theme, I think Adele's song is one of the best ever.

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Re: Ceremony Details

Postby Precious Doll » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:46 am

Reza wrote:
Greg wrote:The oscar.com site is really hyping Adele performing "Skyfall."


.....and the Oscar goes to......


I hope not, the song was as unmemorable as have all the Bond theme songs for over 20 years.
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Re: Ceremony Details

Postby Reza » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:42 am

Greg wrote:The oscar.com site is really hyping Adele performing "Skyfall."


.....and the Oscar goes to......

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Postby Greg » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:16 pm

The oscar.com site is really hyping Adele performing "Skyfall."
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Re: Ceremony Details

Postby criddic3 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:11 pm

Sabin wrote:Yeah.
(He wrote a nominated song.)


But Norah Jones sang the song. So even though McFarlane will be there to accept should he win, it won't be him performing it.

Oscarguy wrote:I'm sure the main reason they changed the rule to require 5 nominees was in part an effort to encourage more broadly popular songs be included and get the songs performed on the show again.


I'm glad they changed the rule. I mean, last year was ridiculous with only two nominees! There were a handful of solid efforts they could have nominated but didn't. What are they looking for, perfection? We don't have people writing at the level of "Over the Rainbow" or "All the Way" for movies anymore. So they shouldn't be quite that picky.
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Re: Ceremony Details

Postby OscarGuy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:26 pm

I'm sure the main reason they changed the rule to require 5 nominees was in part an effort to encourage more broadly popular songs be included and get the songs performed on the show again.
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Re: Ceremony Details

Postby Sabin » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:28 pm

Yeah.
(He wrote a nominated song.)
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Re: Ceremony Details

Postby Reza » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:10 pm

Sabin wrote:Pretty sure Seth MacFarlane will be there.


Isn't he hosting the event?

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Postby Sabin » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:15 am

Pretty sure Seth MacFarlane will be there.
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Ceremony Details

Postby mlrg » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:25 am

I think we should have a topic

Apparently performances for Best original Song are back, as Adele was just confirmed as a performer on the show

http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2013/20130123.html


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