Elton John’s annual Oscars after party is going virtual this year

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
6:30 | 04/23/21

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Transcript for Elton John’s annual Oscars after party is going virtual this year
One kiss is all it takes Oscars coming up Sunday night. Welcome back. Tomorrow on Saturday "Gma" we'll be live at union station with details on all the last-minute preparations for the oscars. Looking forward to that. Also looking forward to "Pop news." We don't have to wait any hey, Lara. Hi, you guys. Great to see you. You know it's Friday so thought we would do things differently. We'll do "Pop news" backwards. We will start with a kicker, the fun stuff and then we'll finish with a big Oscar exclusive. Our first story is about a dog adoption post in Texas that has gone super viral and it's not just the dog that people want to take home and cuddle, the Wichita falls animal shelter posted this photo of a sweet husky named sky and employee Zach who chose sky to be the highlighted dog of the day. Well, the post now has 22,000 likes, 28,000 comment, many of them like this one. Love the dog but is Zack also looking for a forever home? No word on that but we're happy to tell you that sky was adopted in one day. So Zach, great job and keep us posted. Also in Oscar news Elton John is getting ready for his annual oscars party. Instead of being celebrity only event, you are all invited. The 29th annual celebration is going virtual. This year co-hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and here are Elton and his husband David with a sneak peek. For the first time ever, everyone is invited to our iconic Elton John AIDS foundation Oscar party. His year we have Dua Lipa and I'll be joining her on stage so -- Tickets cost just $19.99. Are available now. We'll see you on Sunday. Yes. I mean they're having a great time. It looks like it's going to be a good party. The duo posting that infomercial parody on social media encouraging everyone to pick up tickets, all proceeds supporting the Elton John AIDS foundation that has raised so much money for this incredible cause. This special one-hour event, tickets available for it on ticket master. You can start the party early. Watch the oscars live right here, 8:00 P.M. Eastern this Sunday on ABC. And finally, last but certainly not least our lead story, the oscars race, yes, get down. I have more important things to do. You go away. Let's focus now because there's one nominee with a very unique perspective on all of this. Diane Warren has been nominated 12 times for her incredible songwriting. Remember the song "Because you love me," Celine Dion sang it. Diane wrote it. She's been nominated for songs for "Pearl harbor, armageddon, Marshall, to 245i78 a few. Won Emmy, golden globes but still the Oscar eludes her. Is this the 12th time the charm? We want to ask the legend herself. Good morning, Diane and welcome to "Good morning America." You're looking great, girl. Good to see you. Good morning. Good morning and good morning, America. Hey, I know it's just after 5:00 A.M. There in California so thank you so much for getting up congratulations on yet another nomination, so well deserved. We're going to listen and hearing the song you wrote with Laura for "Life ahead." Do you think this is it. Is this the song that will finally secure the Oscar? I hope so. It would be amazing. On my dad's birthday. So, dad, are you pulling some strings up there? I hope he's pulling some strings up there. I hope he had the voters' hands on that ballot. We hope he is pulling some strings too, Diane. And we have just been watching you and rooting for you all these years, so what does it feel like, 30 years after -- more than that I think after your first nomination to be raking in the nominations again? Do you ever get used to it? No, it's so exciting. It's actually 33 years since my first nomination was "Nothing's gonna stop us now" in 1988 and I have to say it's still like -- like I stay up all night waiting for the nominations and I literally count down the seconds, you know, like so I know some people are jaded and it's like, oh, yeah, my agent called me. No, you stayed up all night too, don't lie. Like I know -- I've never been cool in my life so I'm not going to start now so it's exciting and literally when they get to the song category like a little further in because that's not the big category, you know, but it is to me, and so you're just waiting like, oh, and it's like, they said three -- I mean I think my song was fourth this time and I was just like having a heart attack and then, you know, I mean jumping for joy when it happened and it never gets ole. It's just -- this is the oscars. Thank you for being so honest about that. That is great. You know, so much is going to be different this year, of course, because of the pandemic. We just heard a little of the song. How did it go? You know, it went great. It's the first time I've ever been -- on an Oscar performance but the good thing is it was prerecorded. I don't know if I would have been able to do it if it wasn't because I'm not that good, you know, I wouldn't probably -- would have been nervous. Would have found a way to do it. Laura is the one who did all the she is amazing and did an amazing job and -- I'm excited about it for everybody to hear that. Well, we are -- we are excited too, Diane and we are certainly rooting for you so thank you. Everybody, you can tune in to watch Diane and all the other Oscar nominees during the 93rd academy awards is Nunn 8:00 P.M. On ABC and we'll keep the party

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