Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Olivia Newton-John opening the 2012 AACTA Awards



Olivia Newton-John opens the 2012 AACTA Awards (Sydney, Australia) with "Daydream Believer" and "Weightless" from the soundtrack of her new movie "A Few Best Men."

"A Few Best Men" is directed by Stephan Elliott, who also directed the cult hit film "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." The movie opened this past weekend to the best box office numbers of an Australian comedy in over a decade. And Olivia has received some of the best reviews of her career for her performance as a straight-laced politicians' wife who "goes off the rails" during her daughter's wedding.

ABC Radio National: "The standout moments are all with Olivia Newton-John, who steals the show as the mother of the bride, and the resentful wife of a politico husband. When she’s onscreen the whole thing lifts.  She still has an extraordinary magic."

Urban Cinefile: "A sheep in drag, a runaway floral arrangement and Olivia Newton John as you’ve never seen her before are some of the memorable moments of this riotous comedy. In an inspired piece of casting, Olivia Newton-John is a knock-out as the (initially) stitched up mother of the bride, who later shows that appearances can be deceiving."

Later this month she begins a concert tour of Australia and Asia. And in June, she will attend the opening of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre - a hospital, research and wellness center in Melbourne for which she has tirelessly raised millions over the past several years. Twenty years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and since then has become one of the world's biggest advocates for early detection.

A long-time LGBT ally, Olivia recently made a public statement in support of marriage equality: "With respect to marriage equality - I believe that no one has the right to judge and deny couples who love each other the ability to make a marriage commitment. Love is love."

At 63, this is seriously a diva (and LGBT ally) who can sustain. I think she looks great, sounds great, and clearly shows no signs of slowing down.

37 comments:

  1. Olivia, you look and sound amazing! I love Mickey and the rest of the new CD! Can't wait to hear these songs at the clubs.

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  2. Just watched Olivia is Amazing , i love The soundtrack its hard to pick a fav . I hope This movie and The soundtrack come to The uk does anybody know how Well The soundtrack is doing has it charted in Australia and what about The single mickey

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  3. Fantastic,thanks so much Randy, Olivia looks incredible,I love it,cant wait till A Few Best Men gets to the UK,hope there will be a premiere

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  4. Olivia is magic. This was great to watch. sounds great too. Thanks.... more!! uk fan

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  5. Is there anybody Who knows how Well The soundtrack is doing

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  6. Bring to America
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    1. yes please bring to american radios Please!

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    2. I want this to be pushed on american radio asap so when the movie comes to the usa it will be viewed more and sell out

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  7. Olivia is amazing and beautiful as always. I'm dying to watch A Few Best Men and I'm sure it will be one of Olivia's best roles. And, of course, I love the soundtrack!

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  8. Luce espectacular, fantástica, la canción genial, bravo por Olivia :)

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    1. Request and vote for Olivia on UU-BRU Internet Radio!!!
      Weightless is #25 this week!!!! :-)))

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  9. HI Randy !!

    The soundtrack has yet to chart downunder!! The new charts come out tomorrow ARIA...!!! From the DJ's in Austrialia I've heard that they did'nt like Mickey at all! Joy 94,9 plays it as well as the new single Weightless!!!

    Check out UU-BRU internet radio! Weightless is at #25 this week! You can request it there and they will play it!!!! Request it 100 times a day and it will go to #1 !!!!

    I think without a video the singles dont have a chance!!

    take care Kevin

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  10. Request and vote for Olivia !! UU-BRU Internet Radio!!!!

    Weightless is #25 this week on the charts!! :-)))

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  11. No,the soundtrack is not charting here in Australia.This does not surprise me.The film itself is still for the most part getting really good reviews,but the soundtrack isn't.One review said that those who did the remixes ''should show Olivia some respect''.Yes Olivia sounded great on the AACTA awards show,but the songs don't sound as good on the cd.

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  12. Love the new tunes. Olivia sounds fantastic! Weightless is my new Olivia favorite!

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  13. why has this soundtrack and the singles not charted this is great stuff from olivia i don't get it

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  14. how well as the soundtrack sold in aus what about the dance charts

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  15. nor the album or any singles Mickey or Weightless have charted! I can't tell you why!! The movie came in 3rd place for the weekend and has almost earned 4 million aus. dollar. Seems the Album/Soundtrack is not selling well downunder according to CDWOW! Whereas CDWOW in the US and Canada still has it at number one! We have to email Radio stations worldwide and get them to play the songs from the album !!!!! KeVin

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  16. Olivia does sound great and looks fantastic, Hope the movie comes to theaters in Brazil and I will defo buy the CD. It´s great to hear Olivia singing pop again. It should be number one.

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  17. Simple love the performance. Olivia sounds great and looks fantastic. Do hope the movie comes to theaters in Brazil and will defo buy the CD. Just don´t get it why it´s not doing so well in Australia charts.

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    1. Hi Eduardo
      I am a teacher too. Tecaher of English. I love Olivia . She was in Chile in 2010. I was with her and to tell you the thruth, that moment is still in my mind and heart. Her las song is simply wonderful. She is back with with this kind of music that makes me feel in my twenties again. I hope we can exchange more about Olivia in a near future. My e-mail is villarroelangel@yahoo.com
      See you

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    2. Just wanted to say 3 words for Olivia, BEAUTIFUL,BEAUTIFUL AND BEAUTIFUL.

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    3. I have contacted het Australian record company repeatedly [the record company behind A Few Best Men] and asked for a single release of her AACTA performance ... which is so good! Certainly beats the CD versions as the music here is at a lower level so her vocals really shine! How can we push for a single release for this?

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  18. Weightless is number 15 on UU-BRU Internet Radio this week!!! Keep voting !!! Tell your friends !!! :-))))))))))

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  19. I AM HAPPY olivia because this walk that gift to their fans, through these last years much has worked and his new cd and fantastic, hot, dancin. Happy .. ontinue success in olivia you admire so much!
    great production and dance very nice!

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  20. I AM HAPPY olivia because this walk that gift to their fans, through these last years much has worked and his new cd and fantastic, hot, dancin. Happy .. ontinue success in olivia you admire so much!
    great production and dance very nice!

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  21. Weightless is # 9 this week on UU-BRU !!! Go and request it and rate it!!

    They also have started playing Mickey as well!!!!! They love Olivia !!!!!

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  22. She is fantastic no matter what she is doing.:)))

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  23. Keep voting for Mickey & Weightless on UU-BRU Internet Radio. I'm also voting for Olivia's Daydream Believer for next weeks chart. This Week Weightless #11, Mickey moves up to #66.

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  24. Yes keep voting on UU-BRU !! Get Weightless back up the charts!!!

    Also ...I heard that Olivia will be soon featured on The Robert Scott Bell Show - Natural News!! very soon!!! Stay tuned!!!!

    KeVin

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  25. Olivia you are a fabulous singer/actress! You are number in my book!!!! I love watching movies that you in, (espcially "GREASE")!!!! My dream is to go to one of your concerts in the states and to meet you.

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  26. I Don"t know what happened to radio stations in the US , but they stopped playing her music after Soul Kiss in 85.In 88 she put out the best album of here career -The Rumour - and it did not make a dent on the charts. I thought she have a chance of a come back in 98 with -Back with a heart - on the 20th aniversary of the re release of Grease but again , no hits . I still love Olivia and plan to see her in San Antonio Texas on Nov 4 at the Majestic !

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    1. Hi! So she did make the hot 100 with The Rumour and did well on the dance charts with it but honestly it should've done much better. 1992 saw her next mark on the hot 100 with I need love ... didn't do well on the hot 100 but still it made the charts ... In 1996 the Grease Megamix did quie well on the Billboard Hot Airplay charts. It didn't qualify for the hot 100 at the time because it was an airplay-only release. Had the rules about that changed earlier she would have made qn impressive dent on the hot 100 at that time. Her 1998 remake of I honestly love you also made the hot 100 but nothing big really. The 00s saw some chart activity on the AC charts here and there. 2010 ws the hear when Physical [Olivia and Glee Cast] made the hot 100 with the revamped version but it climb that high up the chart really. BTW have you heard GAIA from 1994? What's your opinion on GAIA? What about Hotel Sessions?

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  27. I don"t know what happened to radio stations in the US but they stopped playing her music after Soulkiss after 85.She put out the best album in 88 - The Rumour - and was not well recieved . I thought she had a chance of a come back in 98 with - Back With A Heart - released at the same time as the re release of Grease on the 20 th aniversary but no hits . I sill love Olivia and plan to see her in San Antonio Texas on Nov 4 at the Majestic !

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  28. ive been a fan of olivia newton john since 1970s and still am i love her music... hope her soundtrack and movie comes to u.s.a. im waiting patiently love you olivia you look sensational.

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