At last year’s Oscar Awards ceremony, the two nominated songs weren’t even performed on the telecast. This year, the shows producers plan to make up for that exclusion.
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have plenty of music in store for the 85th Academy Awards ceremony, to be held on February 24. The two were producers of the 2002 film adaptation of “Chicago” (which happens to be the last musical to have won Best Picture) and they’re rounding up the cast for an appearance.
Academy Award winners Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones will join “Chicago” co-stars Richard Gere and Queen Latifa to present together at the upcoming ceremony.
“We are very excited to reunite the stars of ‘Chicago’ to present on the Oscars, on the 10th anniversary of the movie’s win for Best Picture,” said Zadan and Meron in a statement.
Zadan and Meron have gathered some big names to sing on the telecast as well. Barbara Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones singing the Oscar-nominated “Everybody Needs a Friend,” co-written by Oscar host Seth MacFarland, from “Ted” and Adele will perform “Skyfall,” which she co-wrote, from the latest James Bond movie.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. Seth MacFarlane will host.