Kermit and Miss Piggy to Present at This Year’s Academy Awards
With this year’s Academy Awards just a week away, these past few weeks have been marked with announcements of what celebrities and performers will be making an appearance during the ceremony. This week, it was announced that joining the list of presenters at the awards ceremony this year will be two legendary and iconic celebrities: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
On Friday, ABC and the Academy announced that this legendary Muppet couple will join a list of presenters that already includes such celebrities as Halle Barry, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Emma Stone, and Kristen Wiig. This will mark the Muppets’ fifth appearance at the Academy Awards.
Unfortunately, this Muppet appearance currently appears to be the only one scheduled for the ceremony. While the song “Man or Muppet” from the recent hit film The Muppets is nominated for Best Song, Oscar producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer have decided not to allow the nominated songs to be performed during the broadcast. In response, a petition has been created in support of the Muppets being able to perform, which, as of this writing, has garnered over 66,000 signatures. You can sign the petition here.
The 84th Annual Academy Awards will be broadcast on ABC this Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM EST/4:00 PST.