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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

February 20, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Get ready for some Oscar-night singing

Not from me, mind you — though I’ll be right here on Oscar Sunday, hosting a live chat starting at 4pm. (Do join me! If you’re not interested in red-carpet fashion, join in at 5:30 p.m. for the ceremony. Maybe we’ll even sing a bit.) The Oscar-show producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, have announced that the evening will include a tribute to movie musicals of the past ten years (hmm, short tribute) that will feature performances from Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Chicago”), Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”), Barbra Streisand (who hasn’t made a musical in the last ten years to my knowledge, but will nonetheless show up singing something that hasn’t been announced), Russell Crowe (you have been warned), and many other members of the cast of “Les Miserables.” The show will also include a James Bond tribute celebrating the franchise’s 50th year, with Shirley Bassey singing. And, the producers warn, it’s unlikely they’re going to get everything done in three hours. Of course they won’t; the Oscar ceremony hasn’t been under three hours since the 1980s. More time for snacks and drinks, right?

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