The 2018 Oscars are just nine days away, and the Academy is not messing around when it comes to booking A-list talent. As if the massive building hype for the Oscars wasn't big enough already -- what with Daniel Day Lewis standing a chance to win a record breaking fourth time for Best Actor, Jordan Peele being only the fifth African American to be nominated for Best Director and Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood earning his first nomination for Best Original Music Score -- the Academy just released the full list of who's performing at the Oscars on Friday morning, and this year's lineup is one you won't want to miss.
Traditionally, the nominated musicians are invited to perform their respective song during the ceremony, and that is again the case this year as well.
Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Common will perform their Oscar nominated songs at the 90th Oscars, say show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.
The 90th Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and the show scheduled for Sunday, March 4.
Come March, Mary J. Blige, who is also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for the film, will sing "Mighty River" from Mudbound.
With these two nominations, Blige made history as the first person to be nominated for an acting performance and an original song in the same year.
Bernal, Natalie La Fourcade, and Miguel will perform "Remember Me" from Coco, the big favorite to win the Best Animated Feature Film award.
Common and Andra Day, who will perform their song 'Stand Up For Something' from the Thurgood Marshall biopic, Marshall.
Meanwhile, the enigmatic singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens will be performing the soft, tinkly anthem of Call Me By Your Name, "Mystery of Love."
And of course, the Oscars couldn't ignore music from the super catchy The Greatest Showman soundtrack, and Keala Settle will perform the film's hit ballad, 'This is Me.'
These five songs come from incredibly diverse films, so expect the performances to be equally unique. Considering that the Oscars tend to run a little long (clocking over 4 hours starting with the Red Carpet), ensuring variation among the performances is key to keep viewers around for the coveted Best Picture award, and this year's A-list performers are sure to do just that.
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