LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Performances of the five Academy Award nominees for best original song — normally a staple of Oscar night — will be included this year in a 90-minute pre-ceremony telecast, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday.
The performances will be part of a pre-Oscars ceremony called “Oscars: Into the Spotlight,” a show highlighting the “nominees’ journey to Hollywood’s biggest night.”READ MORE: Suspect Shot, Killed By Officers In West LA
The pre-show will be hosted by actor Lil Rey Howery and actress Ariana DeBose.
Four of the night’s songs will be recorded at the Dolby Family Terrace at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Meanwhile, the fifth nominee — “Husavik” from “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” performed by Molly Sanden, will be recorded in Husavik, Iceland.READ MORE: Snow Leopard At San Diego Zoo Tests Positive For COVID-19, In Quarantine With 3 Other Leopards
H.E.R. will perform her nominated song “Fight For You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Celeste and Daniel Pemberton will perform “Hear My Voice” from “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” while Leslie Odom Jr. will perform “Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami” and Diane Warren and Laura Pausini will perform “Io Si (Seen)” from “The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se).”
The performance telecast will begin at 3:30 p.m. local time before the Oscar ceremony starts at 5 p.m.
This year’s Oscars will be followed by another telecast titled “Oscars: After Dark” hosted by actors Colman Domingo and Andrew Rannells.Masks Now Required Inside OC Courthouse As COVID Cases Rise
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