At this year's
The move is a rarity for the offspring of one of Hollywood's most iconic figures. Minnelli and Lorna Luft broke a 20-year spell of not performing together when they teamed to sing at a cancer benefit in New York in October. Joey Luft, whose few show business appearances came when he was a child, has not typically gone in front of an audience in recent decades. The specifics of the commemoration have yet to be finalized.
The move comes in the wake of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcement that the theme of this year's Oscar ceremony "will honor big-screen real-life heroes, superheroes, popular heroes and animated heroes, both past and present, as well as the bold filmmakers who bring them to life."
The academy has been eager to look back to Hollywood's most storied properties: At last year's ceremony, the Oscars marked the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise with a montage and musical medley.