OSCARS: Kristin Chenoweth, Seth Macfarlane Set For Post-Best-Pic-Award Musical Finale

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that Kristin Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlane will participate in a special show closing musical performance.

“After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number and we think it will be a ‘can’t miss’ moment,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

Chenoweth joins a stellar list of previously announced performers including Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham, Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand and presenters including Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; “Chicago” cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Zeta-Jones; and special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

  1. Love Chenoweth, hopefully they plan the ceremony a lot better than usual, since they always rush to end minutes late..

  2. Please, please stop the madness.

    As a straight man I really appreciated the comment by the gay man the other day who said that this stuff has completely turned him off to the show. We can only hope that it fails miserably along with the ratings…for if the numbers are really up…Oscars will become Hollywood’s tentpole annual musical.

  3. I plan to turn off my TV as soon as the Best Pic acceptance speech is over. That is how the Oscars have always ended. Who needs another musical number?

  4. I always said that music was the key to making the show better however, rehashing old Broadway tunes is not it. Just hearing Christine Chenowith’s name makes me want to throw up. I understand Seth is classically trained, but I don’t want to hear him warbling something from Chicago. When will they learn? Aren’t they trying to broaden the audience from women and gay men? Did they think they were going to do that with two old gay men producing? If you’re going to go the Broadway route get someone new and diverse like the guy who wrote “In the Heights”. My prediction is the show will suck as usual. But if this was 1965, it would be awesome!

  5. Soon will be the big Family Guy award show with lots of swinging American chicks in tight sexy dresses for your American television. I am surely now for certain looking forward to this Family Guy at the Oscar show on Sunday. In my home country of Yugoslavia we no not have such fine programming is mostly boring documentary shows about our factory workers and our farmers. Thank you for providing this free of charge website. America is best nation on the world stage for sure!

  6. The Oscars is turning into The Tony Awards. When they hired Seth I really thought they were going to do a tribute to comedy in movies. Boy was I wrong.

  7. So, I have to watch the entire show of undeterminable length for the can’t miss moment? Funny how that worked out.

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