2011 Academy Awards

Lady Gaga ‘So Happy’ About Oscar Recognition—Pop star’s duet with Elton John, ‘Hello Hello,’ on Short List For Best Original Song

How does Lady Gaga feel about making the short list for the Best Original Song race at the Oscars? Well, she’s pretty excited.

“Just heard my duet ‘Hello, Hello’ with Elton [John] is up for nomination at the Oscars! ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ is such a beautiful film,” she wrote on Twitter. “I’m so happy!!”

On Monday, it was announced that the Gaga/Elton duet is one of the 39 tracks vying for a nomination. will.i.am’s “Rio” track, “Hot Wings,” Mary J. Blige’s “The Living Proof” from “The Help,” and Zooey Deschanel’s “Winnie the Pooh” track, “So Long,” along with multiple tracks from “The Muppets,” are also in the running. The final nominations will be announced January 24, and the awards show is slated to take place February 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

Anne Hathaway: ‘Oscars will be respectful to Hollywood stars’

Oscars co-host Anne Hathaway has no intention of upsetting her peers at the Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb 27), insisting the big show won’t be a repeat of the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

Comedian Ricky Gervais sparked controversy with his mean-spirited humor at the Globes, and reports suggest he has submitted gags for Hathaway and sidekick James Franco at the Oscars.
But the actress has assured film fans and stars alike she won’t be making anyone feel uncomfortable on Sunday night (27Feb11).
She tells The Hollywood Reporter, “If you’re looking for someone to call people out, we’re not your hosts. I think that humor is really difficult to pull off, and I’m not particularly adept at it.
“I am the youngest host in history, and I have no business being cynical or calling anyone out. I certainly haven’t earned the right to do that.”