The Oscars are going to be a hit even if they run for 24 hours. The Academy and producers have added Queen with Adam Lambert to the performers.
The list of musical entertainers already includes Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, and Bette Midler, as well as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and maybe Kendrick Lamar with SZA. This will be a SHOW.
I am not surprised that this year’s guest producer Donna Gigliotti has righted the Oscar ship. She’s celebrating the 20th anniversary of her producing “Shakespeare in Love” to its Best Picture, Actress, and Supporting Actress wins. She also produced “The Reader” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” Donna knows what she’s doing!
So let’s just forget all the other stuff — it’s enough already. Let’s move forward. Adam Lambert just killed it on the Elvis special last night. You know he, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon are going to make Freddie Mercury smile down from the heavens.
What else will Donna and Dawn Hudson surprise us with? A surprise host, maybe? (Let Jerry Seinfeld just come out and tell a few jokes.) More performers? Surprise presenters? Who gives Best Picture? (Clint Eastwood would be my choice. He had a $100 million movie.)
Things are shaping up! Stay tuned…