This year's Oscars broadcast will go heavy on the jazz hands.
The producers of the telecast have lined up a list of big names for their tribute to "Chicago," "Dreamgirls," "Les Misérables" and other film musicals of the past decade. Jennifer Hudson ("Dreamgirls"), Catherine Zeta-Jones ("Chicago"), and Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Tveit and Eddie Redmayne ("Les Misérables") will all add some razzle dazzle to the proceedings.
"We are pleased to have been able to amass so much talent to create the celebration of musicals of the last decade that we envisioned,” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. “We are thrilled that so many talented actors have agreed to bring our vision to life.”
Indeed, the show's producers have done an impressive job of securing big musical names. In addition to the tribute, they have lined up Adele and Norah Jones, convinced Barbra Streisand to perfrom on the Oscars for the first time in over three decades and enticed Dame Shirley Bassey to make her Oscars debut.
Now all they need to do to make the evening an audatory feast is to ensure Crowe doesn't get a solo during the "Les Misérables" section.