Just yesterday a huge announcement came from Disney and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as both of them tweeted that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy (not sure if you’ve ever heard of them) will be presenting an Oscar at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26th (a week from tomorrow)! Check out the official tweets below!
@TheAcademy – We’re excited to announce that THE MUPPETS will be presenting at this year’s Academy Awards!
@MuppetsStudio (Statler and Waldorf) – The frog and the pig are presenting at the
#Oscars? Good — gives us time to see what else is on TV! Oh ho ho!
That’s three! Three very official confirmations that the frog and the pig will be at the Oscars! This marks the fourth appearance of both Kermit and Miss Piggy at the Academy Awards ceremony. Kermit appeared in 1980 performing “Rainbow Connection” when it was nominated and Miss Piggy presented an award with Johnny Carson, Miss Piggy and Kermit appeared in 1982 performing “The First Time it Happens” when it was nominated, Kermit appeared with Scooter in 1986 to present an award, and Miss Piggy appeared again in 1996 to heckle Whoopi Goldberg.
Unfortunately, it still doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing the Oscar-nominated “Man or Muppet” performed during the ceremony, since the Academy heinously ruled that no Best Original Song performances will be done this year. However, there is still the petition with over 60,000 signatures to get the Academy to change their mind. So keep signing and sharing the petition and maybe we can make it happen!
But either way, we will have Muppets at the Oscars this year after all! A true victory for the Muppets and their fans alike. Look out below for Kermit and Piggy’s performance of “The First Time it Happens” from the 1982 Oscar ceremony!
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