Kristen Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlane -- two stars known, respectively, for the stage and small screen -- will close out the Oscars on Sunday night with a final musical performance after the Best Picture award is announced.
"Seth and Kristin will perform a special number and we think it will be a 'can't miss' moment," said Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement.
The 85th annual Academy Awards are loaded with Broadway flourishes and musical performances -- a twist, perhaps, since the night ostensibly celebrates the best movies of the last year. In addition to the closing number, the Oscars will feature performances from Adele, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, the cast of "Les Miserables" and past Oscar winners Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Of course, this shouldn't be too surprising: Zadan and Meron were producers on the 2002 Best Picture winner "Chicago" (which is celebrating 10 years as an Oscar winner), as well as "Hairspray," "Footloose" and the television series "Smash."
Not everyone, however, was thrilled with the idea of extending the Oscar telecast beyond the announcement of Best Picture -- the normal end to the broadcast. A smattering of tweets mocking the move can be found below.
The Oscars 2013 ceremony takes place on Sunday, Feb. 24. Festivities start at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
Up for: Best Actress ("Silver Linings Playbook")
Up for: Best Actress ("Zero Dark Thirty")
Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper
Affleck's film "Argo" is up for Best Picture; Cooper is up for Best Actor ("Silver Linings Playbook")
Up for: Best Actor ("Lincoln")
Up for: Best Actress ("The Impossible")
Up for: Best Actor ("Les Miserables")
Up for: Best Supporting Actress ("Les Miserables")
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Up for: Best Supporting Actor ("The Master")
Up for: Best Actor ("The Master")
Up for: Best Actress ("Beasts of the Southern Wild")
David O. Russell
Up for: Best Director ("Silver Linings Playbook")
Up for: Best Director ("Lincoln")
Robert De Niro
Up for: Best Supporting Actor ("Silver Linings Playbook")
Up for: Best Director ("Life of Pi")
Up for: Best Supporting Actress ("Lincoln")
Tommy Lee Jones
Up for: Best Supporting Actor ("Lincoln")
Up for: Best Original Song (Skyfall from "Skyfall")