Awards notes: Lady Gaga to tribute David Bowie at Grammys; James Corden to host Tonys

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Who knew that Tuesday would prove itself to be such a big day when it comes to awards-show announcements? Yet, this is where we are.

Lady Gaga to toast David Bowie at Grammys – It makes perfect sense for the CBS broadcast on February 15 to honor him in some way, and they’ll be doing so courtesy of the “Bad Romance” singer performing at least one of his hits. Nile Rodgers is set to serve as the musical director, which makes some sense given that like Gaga, he probably understands Bowie’s overall aesthetic better than most.

This has been a busy year so far for Gaga and awards shows. She has already won a Golden Globe for her role on “American Horror Story,” and is also going to be appearing at the Oscars on February 28, where she has been nominated for best song.

James Corden to host Tonys – In what is truly a match made in heaven, the “Late Late Show” host and former Tony winner has been tapped to emcee this CBS broadcast when it airs on June 12. Corden had the following to say on the matter in a statement:

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony awards. Both times I’ve worked on Broadway have been amongst the happiest times of my professional life. I consider it a huge honor to be asked to host such an incredible night. It’s gonna be fun, I can’t wait to dust off my tap shoes!”

Like Gaga, this is also set to be a big month for Corden. He is hosting a close-to-live version of “The Late Late Show” on Super Bowl Sunday, which will feature a variety of big-name guests.

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