Beyoncé takes the Oscar stage.
Queen Bey, along with Billie Eilish and Finneas, Reba McEntire and Sebastián Yatra, will perform their Oscar-nominated songs at Sunday’s Oscars (ABC, 8 EDT / 5 PDT), show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced Tuesday in a statement.
Beyoncé will perform “Be Alive”, the theme song she wrote (with songwriter Dixson) and sing in “King Richard”, a biography of Serena and Venus Williams’ father Richard. Yatra will sing “Dos Oruguitas” from Disney’s “Encanto”, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Eilish and Finneas will perform with the James Bond theme “No Time to Die”, which the sister-and-brother team wrote and performed. McEntire will perform “Somehow You Do”, the song written by Diane Warren for “Four Good Days”.
The fifth Oscar-nominated song, Van Morrison’s “Down to Joy” from “Belfast,” will not be featured on the show. The academy’s statement said Van Morrison “was invited” to perform his nominated song “but will not attend the Oscars because of his tour schedule.”
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Lady Gaga, Anthony Hopkins, Tiffany Haddish to hand out awards
Lady Gaga, who missed out on an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her “House of Gucci” role, will, after all, be on the Oscar stage as a presenter. The same goes for Anthony Hopkins, after missing last year’s Oscar show when he disrupted the late Chadwick Boseman for best male lead. And so will comedians Tiffany Haddish and Bill Murray.
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Gaga will be joined by other A-lists, including Hopkins, Jamie Lee Curtis, Shawn Mendes, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Woody Harrelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tyler Perry, Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Kaluuya, Mila Kunis, Lupita Nyong ‘ o, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes, John Travolta, Lily James, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Uma Thurman, Kevin Costner, the new Catwoman Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Perez and former Oscar host Chris Rock.
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In addition, newcomer Halle Bailey (who stars in Disney’s upcoming live action “The Little Mermaid”), “Minari” Oscar winner Yuh-jung Youn and Ruth E. Carter (“Black Panther”), the first black person to win an Oscar for costume design, was also previously announced by the academy as presenters.
More talents will be announced in the coming days. weeks to Sunday’s show on March 27 (ABC, 8pm EDT / 5 PDT).
Oscar night will be a busy night for Gaga, who will also host the annual Elton John Oscar screening party alongside Billy Porter and Eric McCormack.
Gaga and Bradley Cooper were the stars at the Oscars in 2019 when they performed “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”, for which Gaga won best song.
She was a high-profile frontrunner for a nomination for Best Actress for her role as Patrizia Reggiani in “House of Gucci” right up until the Oscar nomination this morning.
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