Saturday, May 18, 2024

Oscars Power Punch: Jennifer Hudson, Zeta-Jones Will Perform Movie Musicals Tribute with “Les Miz” Cast


The Oscar cast on Sunday night is turning into a blockbuster. For the movie musicals tribute, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan have added Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta Jones, plus the Les Miz cast: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman. Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Russell Crowe. That’s in addition to musical numbers from Barbra Streisand, Adele, and Shirley Bassey. And there will be more–someone has to sing the three other Best Song nominees besides “Skyfall” (Adele) and “Suddenly” (Jackman). Of course when Hathaway sings “I Dreamed a Dream,” Bassey sings “Goldfinger,” Streisang sings “The Way We Were”– the show is going to be full of standing ovations. What about the awards? What awards? 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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