The nominees for the 84th Academy Awards gathered for the Oscar luncheon in Beverly Hills yesterday, and while I haven’t yet had the opportunity to attend one of these luncheons, I imagine everyone smells really nice and there are a lot of jokes about saving some food for Russell Crowe. But aside from the normal routine of the nominees being introduced and everyone gathering for photos, there wasn’t anything too noteworthy about yesterday’s event.
However, some of the actors in attendance should be a little worried about the upcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards on Feb. 12. It appears that the BAFTA awards will feature a new red carpet interviewer – Miss Piggy.
“Imagine the likes of Clooney, Dujardin, Fassbender, Oldman and Pitt achieving the very pinnacle of their careers by getting a chance to speak with the one and only moi — Miss Piggy,” she said.
“Naturally, I will be asking questions that only moi would dare to ask.” (Via the Hindustan Times)
First of all, hell yes. The Muppets should be involved with everything. In fact, if Statler and Waldorf aren’t signed for the Oscars broadcast, I may have to boycott this year. But I will live with the song “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets movie winning for best song so Kermit and the gang can accept. So make that happen, Academy.
Miss Piggy claims that she will be ruthless on the red carpet at the BAFTAs, so much that she even challenged George Clooney to a wrestling match.
“I don’t wrestle girlfriends. However, if George wants to wrestle, bring it on. Best two out of three falls? Winner gets a dinner?”
Just the prospect of that has me giggling with delight. After the jump, an interview of Miss Piggy discussing the red carpet at the BAFTAs and the Muppets’ nominated song.
“Man or Muppet”