The road to the Oscars has been rather bumpy for organisers this year, mainly due to their making a bunch of dumb decisions.
Now they’ve made one that makes up for some of their transgressions, such as planning to hide some awards away during ad breaks (which has since been rescinded, due to a lot of protest and an eventual outbreak of sanity). Queen – or half of the original line-up in Brian May and Roger Taylor – will be playing.
They’ll be joined by current vocalist Adam Lambert, as he’s announced on Twitter:
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 18, 2019
Hopefully it will be a celebration of another gong going to Rami Malek, who – along with those prosthetic teeth – did an outstanding job of stepping into the great Freddie Mercury’s shoes in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Speaking of which, with the Academy stressing out over the running time for this year’s shindig, you have to wonder whether they’ll allocate enough time for the obvious choice of track from Queen in Bo Rhap, which runs to just under six minutes. Maybe they’ll go the medley route?
Anyway, it adds a little bit of interest to the Oscars proceedings, with the awards season being a tad predictable this year, and there being no actual hosts at this year’s ceremony.