Yay! The Muppets Will Present at the 84th Annual Academy Awards!
by Ethan Anderton
February 17, 2012
In case you haven't heard, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided that the two nominees for Best Original Song won't be performed during the ceremony this year. It wouldn't be all that heartbreaking normally, but this year that means there won't be a rendition of Man or Muppet performed by Walter and his on-screen co-star Jason Segel from last year's fantastic film The Muppets. However, we'll still get to see some of Jim Henson's signature characters onstage as ABC has announced that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be on-hand to present at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Hell yeah!
It's not clear what award the two Muppet lovers will present, but they join a whole slew of Hollywood's finest talent presenting awards. Other such names include Halle Berry, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig. It would've been nice to see more of a Muppet presence with the original song category highlighted this year, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. The 84th Annual Academy Awards air Sunday, February 26th at 7/6c on ABC with Billy Crystal hopefully making the ceremony enjoyable.