FRIDAY UPDATE 3:15PM “Minari” star and nominee Steven Yeun has been added to the show.
EARLIER As you may have heard, it’s going to be a different kind of Academy Awards show on Sunday.
The producers say it will be more like a move than awards show, with a “cast” instead of presenters.
They’ve just added two nominees to the cast. Viola Davis and Riz Ahmed have joined the group that already includes Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya.
I don’t know about you, but I want to see this movie.
The Oscars begin at 8pm on Sunday night on ABC. But at 6:30pm they’re going to have a 90 minute special with all the nominated Best Songs performed.
Simultaneously, at 7pm, for an hour, Elton John is having a virtual special to raise money for his AIDS Foundation. Dua Lipa is performing and a lot of celebs like Neil Patrick Harris and Lady Gaga will be involved. It costs a mere 20 bucks. You can buy the tickets here.