Emma Stone arrives at the 87th Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
NBC will present a live red carpet special before the three-hour “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary celebration Feb. 15 (8/7c) from Rockefeller Center, the net announced Monday.
“SNL 40th Red Carpet Live,” hosted by “Today’s” Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly and Al Roker, will feature interviews with current and former cast members, past hosts and musicians.
The red carpet pre-show, followed by “SNL 40th Anniversary Special” live from Studio 8H, will be exec produced by Brad Lachman. Bill Bracken will produce and Alex Vietmeier will direct.
Check out the full list of names, and then watch the promos to imagine for yourself what this 40th anniversary special might entail:
Robert De Niro
Added in our gallery pictures of Emma Stone attending, last night, 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California. Check it:
Emma Stone is nominated for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” at 87th Academy Awards!
Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Laura Dern, “Wild”
After watching the Golden Globes this weekend, we already knew that Emma Stone was pretty great when it comes to off-the-cuff responses.
But even when she has more time to prepare, her reactions are still pretty priceless. Presumably, given all the awards attention she’s received so far, the actress knew it was likely she would get an Oscar nomination for her work inBirdman and had plenty of time to polish up a response. But instead of some canned response, what we got from the actress was pretty funky, cute, and, frankly, very Emma. Stone released a statement saying:
Well this is surreal. I am completely knocked out. Thank you to the Academy for this incredible honor. I am very proud and lucky to be part of Birdman and I can’t believe it came to this. I am so f––ing excited. Are you allowed to say ‘f––’ when making a statement for the Oscars? I’m just really f––ing excited.
That statement came in written form, alas, because the actress is on vocal rest in preparation for her performance tonight in Broadway’s Cabaret. So we’ll just have to imagine the adorable facial expressions that went along with all those F-bombs.
Beautiful Emma Stone arrives to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015.
When the Birdman star and Golden Globe nominee tackles a role, it isn’t all about going Method. “Pop culture can conjure up useful feelings,” she says. “But it’s also really good for helping you zone the hell out.” Stone, 26, tells us what was on her mind during some of her most memorable performances—including the Golden Globe-nominated film and her current run on the Great White Way.
Cabaret on Broadway, 2014–present
I’m listening to Radio Nova, which is this retro-feeling online French radio station. I don’t understand what anybody’s saying, but the music is so good that it just makes me feel perfectly misplaced. I listen to that in my dressing room, which I don’t think anyone else appreciates, but I do. I’ve been watching this rare, live performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland on YouTube, and I play “It’s Only a Paper Moon” by Ella Fitzgerald a lot. That song just makes me think of Sally Bowles. I have a huge paper moon in my dressing room with [costar] Alan Cumming’s face in it. I also read Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories before I go on each night. It’s what the play is based on, so I reread different Sally portions to re-remind me of the person I’m playing.
Alejandro [Iñárritu, the director] didn’t tell us to watch anything, but he gave us the picture of Philippe Petit from Man on Wire walking between the Twin Towers and said, “That’s what we’re trying to do in our script.” I saw Apocalypse Now at that time. Oh my God, that movie is gorgeous, and watching it fueled my love for cinematography, which was good to have during Birdman. But I definitely came home and watched Sean Lowe on The Bachelor a lot, too. It was the only thing that made me feel like I could shut my brain off. That and Final Four basketball. To get in character, I was reading Internet forums about drug withdrawal all day and then watching The Bachelor at night. It was a heavy time.
The Help, 2011
Every day I drove to set in a yellow Volkswagen Beetle and I would listen to Sleigh Bells really, really loud to wake myself up. B.B. King is from right around where we were filming, and there was always great Mississippi Delta music playing. I remember one particularly hilarious night where I watched Almost Famous with [costars] Chris Lowell and Ahna O’Reilly. Chris and I lived together during this movie and we decided to learn how to fox-trot off of some random DVD for no reason.
Ruben [Fleischer, the director] gave us all little kits at the beginning: DVDs, iPods preloaded with music, and a little speaker. I think he gave me True Romance. Patricia Arquette as Alabama? Holy shit, she was unreal! I was playing Wichita, so it was a perfect location-based-name kinship. I saw Paper Moon for the first time, which has become one of my favorite movies. That relationship between Ryan O’Neal and Tatum was kind of a model for the relationship that Abigail [Breslin] and I had because we were basically a family on the run but not necessarily family. And, of course, they’re con artists. Also, I beat Donkey Kong Country on Super Nintendo while we were filming. Seriously. I played it constantly as a kid and I never actually beat it, but this time I had the skill set of an adult. I felt pretty good about that.
The House Bunny, 2008
I was listening to a lot of music at that time, and I kept suggesting songs to put in the movie like I was the music supervisor. I loved “Sour Cherry” by the Kills and “Timebomb” by Beck. Beck said no, but my ideas were clearly genius.
Emma Stone is featured on the cover of February issue of W magazine.
“My favorite love story is Planes, Trains and Automobiles. The relationship between John Candy and Steve Martin is so touching. I must like male love stories because my cinematic crush of the moment is the cast of Foxcatcher. Channing Tatum just knifed me in the gut and ran. He slayed me—I don’t even know what to
do with myself.”
Merry Christmas everyone! I wish you the happiest of days, filled with joy and happiness with your whole family!
Cabaret is heading off Broadway: The stage musical will launch a tour beginning in January 2016 that will include stops in more than 20 North American cities.
Alan Cumming—who won a Tony for his role in 1998—and Emma Stone currently star in the show, which first hit Broadway in 1966 and returned for its Broadway revival earlier this year.
The show, which features music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, tells the story of a teenage cabaret performer at the Kit Kat Klub. Stone will be playing the lead of Sally Bowles until Feb. 1, 2015.