Monday, April 22, 2024

Oscar Voting Ends Today, Michael Douglas, Jennifer Aniston Added to Sunday Show


Hello Academy voters. Your long saga comes to an end today. Ballots, paper and electronic, must be returned to the Academy today by 5pm. That’s right. You still have a couple of hours to watch those animated shorts. But otherwise, the party is over. It ends just past Zero Light Thirty. Toss a Lincoln penny in the air even if it makes you Miserable. There will be a silver lining. And, as they say, Argo, you know what.

Meanwhile: Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx (who will steal the show), Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd have been added as presenters to the Oscar show on Sunday. Douglas will be paired with someone very cool to present a Big Award. But let’s not give it all away at once! I don’t want to give any one a Syndrome!

More to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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