‘I would be really grateful if it did [get nominated], but if it doesn’t, I got the Super Bowl,’ she tells MTV News at ‘W.E.’ NYC premiere.
By Jocelyn Vena
NEW YORK — With Madonna’s “W.E.” taking home a Golden Globe just over a week ago (her “Masterpiece” won Best Original Song), much of the buzz at the film’s NYC premiere Monday night (January 23) was about the upcoming Oscar nominations.
“Well, the Oscars, the nominations are coming out tomorrow, and fingers crossed, I hope my movie gets nominated for something,” Madonna told MTV News on the red carpet. “I would be really grateful if it did, but if it doesn’t, I got the Super Bowl — keep on going,” she added, looking forward to her halftime performance at the February 5 game.
“Masterpiece” is on the short list for the Oscars, along with Elton John and Lady Gaga’s “Gnomeo & Juliet” soundtrack tune “Hello Hello” and songs from will.i.am, Mary J. Blige and Zooey Deschanel.
When “Masterpiece” won the Globe, Madge thanked a number of her cohorts, including manager Guy Oseary, who was at the “W.E.” premiere Monday; the song’s producer, William Orbit; and the producer of “W.E.,” Harvey Weinstein. “This is a surprise,” she told the room, clutching her prize. “Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this acknowledgement. I need to thank my co-writers, Jimmy Harry and Julie Frost, my co-producer William Orbit, who’s not here, whom I adore.”
When Madonna takes the Super Bowl stage next month, her performance will reportedly be “imagined” by Cirque du Soleil and Madonna’s longtime choreographer/ creative director Jamie King. The event may also feature appearances from her “Gimme All Your Luvin” collaborators, including Nicki Minaj. According to reports, the set list for the Super Bowl show will include “Luvin” as well as Madonna classics like “Ray of Light,” Vogue” and “Music.”
Madonna drops her album M.D.N.A. later this year.
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