Channing Tatum was on Kimmel last night. He did a bit with his childhood imaginary friend and then announced the winners of the Team Oscar contest. It’s a thing with the Academy where they invite people to submit videos about the best advice they’ve ever received and if they’re selected to be a finalist, they get to be part of the Oscar telecast. And then Tatum revealed the winners. The goal is to support emerging talent.
So… can we assume then that Channing Tatum will be presenting at the Oscars?
Speaking of the Oscars and Channing Tatum, there have been some of you asking about Jupiter Ascending, which opens on February 4th, and whether or not it’ll be Eddie Redmayne’s Norbit. I don’t know. I feel like if anyone has to own that, it’ll be Tatum. And Tatum is so popular within the industry and, clearly, so embraced by the Academy, he probably won’t have to wear it either. If Jupiter crashes then, it’s likely on the Wachowskis. Unless, of course, someone else’s campaign takes it upon themselves to make it an issue for Redmayne. And I’m not sure that looks good either.
The Screen Actors Guild went with Redmayne over Michael Keaton. I mentioned last week that something seemed off to me about Keaton during the Critics’ Choice Awards, you remember? Click here for a refresher. That’s the sh-t the Academy pays attention to. You could say that “Alright, alright, alright” was 10-20% of why Matthew McConaughey took it over Leonardo DiCaprio last year. Right now, Keaton’s not giving us any of that. And he’s not giving us any Jeff Bridges either, leaving room for young Eddie to come in with his freckles and his gratitude and his British accent.
Yours in gossip,