Best Original Song Performances WILL Happen at Academy Awards [Oscars]

After originally announcing only two of the five Best Original Song nominees would be performing their entries during the telecast, it appears The Academy has changed their minds.

Previously, it seemed only “Shallow” from A Star Is Born and “All The Stars” from Black Panther would get live performances, which understandably prompted responses from the other nominees.

Like Lin-Manuel Miranda:

Just a little while ago, Variety confirmed that two of the three other nominated songs WILL be getting televised live performances, with Jennifer Hudson set to belt out “I’ll Fight” from RBG, and a “special surprise guest” who will be performing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns, although in “90 second” versions.

No word yet on “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will also be included.

**UPDATE** 

This just in from The Academy:

“Time to update your Songs That Will Be Performed On This Year’s Oscars Playlist: We’re excited to welcome @gillianwelch and David Rawlings to the #Oscars stage to sing “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.””

The 91st Annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 28th 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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