Report: Oscar Tribute For THE WIZARD OF OZ Will Include Judy Garland’s Children
By Eric Diaz on February 24, 2014
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of one of, if not the most beloved movie of all time, The Wizard of Oz. This upcoming weekend’s 86th Academy Awards ceremony will feature a tribute to the beloved classic, and although just what that tribute will entail is being kept under wraps, one part of it has been revealed to The Hollywood Reporter: Judy Garland’s three children, Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, and Joey Luft, will reunite at the Academy Awards on Sunday night to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of their mother’s most iconic film. All three of Garland’s children have publicly squabbled in the past, but it’s good to see they are putting all that aside to honor their mother’s most important role.
It’s hard to imagine our popular culture without The Wizard of Oz, as much as it would be to imagine our culture without Star Wars, so let’s hope that whatever the Academy does is fitting for such a legendary movie (this year also marks the 75th Anniversary of Gone with the Wind; you’d imagine there would be some kind of tribute for that movie as well, all things considered). A side note: recently, Liza Minnelli publicly told Matthew McConaughey, who is nominated for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, “Honey, if you don’t win the Academy Award, I’m giving you mine!” You might wanna bring your gold statue along with you to the ceremony then, Liza… just in case.