Oscar producers announced this week that none of the Best Original Song nominees will be invited to perform at the Mar. 7 Academy Awards. Given that we recently dubbed this year’s crop of music-Oscar contenders the “worst nominations ever,” I suppose it would be hypocritical to get too upset at this news. Will anyone really miss seeing Nine’s “Take It All” or Paris 36’s “Loin de Paname” performed live? It would have been nice to see Crazy Heart’s “The Weary Kind,” maybe, but that’s about it.
Hallelujah. Rare indeed are the moments like the performance of Falling Slowly from Once. I watched the producers message to the Oscar nominees about their speeches. It seems like they have really studied the past Oscars, and are really trying to speed things up.