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.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
God haven't you pathetic baby boomers gotten sick of wallowing in your nostalgia like Miss Piggy in sh*t? The Muppets are lame! Their movie hasn't even made a profit! (channeling William Shatner) Get a life!
RealityChekr on Feb 17, 2012
The way I see it, you should get a life...
Isildur_of_Numenor on Feb 17, 2012
LoL is this Tex Richman? The highest grossing Muppet movie ever "hasn't even made a profit"? Hmm.. let's see here.. Budget: $45 million USA Gross: $88 million Total Worldwide Gross: $130 million Seems to be doing pretty well actually. Moron.
RealityChecker on Feb 17, 2012
Let's see here...Budget: 45 million - NOT COUNTING THE ADVERTISING COSTS which, rumor has it, were nearly double that, making the total cost of production at least $135 million - and with the worldwide take a measly $130 million...and since a movie has to make at least twice its budget just to break even...wow...that movie's in the red, not the green. Moron.
RealityChekr on Feb 17, 2012
Rumors must be the truth now. Well I heard a rumor that you like little boys as well. The Muppets is a heart-warming film. You sir, must have grown up is some commie loving country to hate them, or your a republican. I loved the movie and saw it 3 times and plan on buying it when it comes out on blu ray
MuppetFan on Feb 18, 2012
Baby boomer? I'm 25 years old. Any other brain busters?
Ethan Anderton on Feb 17, 2012
If the Muppets are "lame" why do you insist on leaving a comment about them?
everyonesAcritic on Feb 26, 2012
Finally a reason to watch!
Zeus on Feb 17, 2012
While I have no beef with the Muppets, this will definitely be a total dog of an awards show. Brian Grazer is an extremely safe choice for production duties, and Billy Crystal hasn't been funny for decades. When you combine that with a fucking Circe De Soleil performance, this is more and more looking like an evening spent at the MGM Grand.
Lebowski on Feb 17, 2012
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