Mary J. Blige, Common, Andra Day Will Perform at 90th Academy Awards
The 90th Academy Awards are coming together with a bevy of performers now slated to take the stage.
Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Common, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle and Sufjan Stevens will perform this year’s Oscar-nominated songs during the upcoming ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced Friday.
The trio of Bernal, LaFourcade and Miguel will perform “Remember Me” from the animated film “Coco.” The song was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who earned Oscars in 2014 for “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”
Blige, a supporting actress nominee, will perform “Mighty River” from the sharecropping drama “Mudbound,” a song she co-wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. The Grammy winner is the first person to be nominated for both a performance and original song in the same year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said.
Common, who earned an Academy Award for “Selma” in 2015, and Day will perform “Stand Up for Something” from the Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall.” Common wrote the lyrics with celebrated songwriter Diane Warren, who also wrote the music.
Settle will perform “This Is Me” from the P.T. Barnum musical “The Greatest Showman,” and Stevens will perform “Mystery of Love,” written for the romantic drama “Call Me by Your Name.”
The 90th Oscars will be held March 4 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Jimmy Kimmel will return as host.
The academy previously announced that presenters will include Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Gal Gadot, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Armie Hammer, Mark Hamill, Tom Holland, Oscar Isaac, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Marie Saint, Emma Stone, Wes Studi, Kelly Marie Tran, Daniela Vega and Zendaya.