With the Jason Segel-starring and scribed Muppets movie on pace to gross more than $40 million at the box office by the end of Thanksgiving weekend and the uncanny ability of Jim Henson’s puppet creations to maintain a perennial place in US pop culture, it’s no wonder Kermit and company were everyone’s favorite choice to replace Eddie Murphy as host of the next Oscars.
The powers that be at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences want to put on a show hosted by a human, but they also know the American people like their Muppets. That’s why we’ll most likely see a few of them alongside Billy Crystal and Hollywood’s finest, bestowing honors amongst exceptional individuals in the film industry come February
The Golden Globes don’t want to be left out.
A representative from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with a nondescript, non-US accent recently caught up with Miss Piggy to talk love, Vogue Paris, a love of assistants who will get you coffee, and what she’ll be wearing to the Golden Globes if nominated in the category of Best Female Actor. It’s an impromptu interview with fastball questions, but Miss Piggy handles it all with honesty and aplomb.
The fact the HFPA got the queen of the Muppets on camera means I think we’ll most likely be seeing Miss Piggy and her friends at a few different awards shows come 2012.