We now know who will be taking the stage for musical reasons at the upcoming 90th Academy Awards ceremony.
Performers at the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted celebration of film excellency will include Common, Mary J. Blige, Sufjan Stevens, Miguel, and more. "We're excited to have these talented artists showcase the powerful contribution music makes to filmmaking," producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd told Entertainment Weekly Friday.
Common will perform Marshall's "Stand Up for Something," co-written by Diane Warren, with Andra Day. Miguel will join Natalia Lafourcade and Gael García Bernal for a rendition of the Coco cut "Remember Me." Stevens, who has multiple songs featured on the Call Me by Your Name soundtrack, will be giving "Mystery of Love" the Oscars treatment. Blige is bringing "Mighty River" to the stage, a track from Mudbound. Blige's role as Florence Jackson in the Netflix-distributed film also landed her a Best Supporting Actress nod.
In related news, if you're going to be in the Los Angeles area the Friday before the Oscars, you should absolutely be scrambling at this very moment to get tickets for the live music-assisted Phantom Thread screening at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. On March 2, Jonny Greenwood's Oscar-nominated score for Paul Thomas Anderson's Best Picture contender will be performed by the Wordless Music and London Contemporary orchestral groups. The first performance is sold out, but there's still hope for the midnight showing.
The Oscars go down on ABC Sunday, March 4. Other films up for Best Picture include Get Out, Lady Bird, Call Me by Your Name, Dunkirk, Darkest Hour, The Post, The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.