Beyoncé , Billie Eilish to sing nominated songs at Oscars – ARAB TIMES

LOS ANGELES, March 23, (AP): Beyoncé , Billie Eilish and different nominees for greatest authentic tune will carry out at Sunday’s Oscars, the present’s producers introduced Tuesday. Beyoncé will carry out her nominated tune “Be Alive” from “King Richard,” and Eilish and her brother and co-writer Finneas will carry out “No Time To Die” from the James Bond movie of the identical title. Sebastián Yatra will carry out “Dos Oruguitas,” the nominated tune from “Encanto” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Reba McEntire will sing author Diane Warren’s “Someway You Do” from the movie “4 Good Days.” Van Morrison, who wrote and sings the nominated tune “All the way down to Pleasure” from “Belfast,” won’t be able to make the present due to his touring schedule. The tune is not going to be carried out. The unique tune Academy Award goes to the songwriter, not the artist who performs it, and whoever wins this yr will get their first Oscar. That features Beyoncé, a 28-time Grammy winner, who co-wrote “Be Alive” with Dixson.

Warren was nominated this yr for the thirteenth time, however remains to be in search of her first win. Miranda will be a part of the elite “EGOT” membership of winners of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony ought to “Dos Oruguitas” win. The tune was tapped because the Oscar submission from “Encanto” earlier than one other Miranda-penned tune from the Disney film, “We Don’t Speak About Bruno,” turned a runaway hit. The Oscars are returning to Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre after the pandemic despatched the present to Union Station for a smaller, extra intimate ceremony final yr. In the meantime, “West Aspect Story” star Rachel Zegler could get her Oscars second in any case. The 20-year-old actor has been invited to be a presenter on the ceremony, in response to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. The gesture got here two days after Zegler, who performs Maria, posted on social media that she had not been invited to the awards and can be rooting for “West Aspect Story” from her sofa. The Steven Spielberg movie is nominated for seven Academy Awards, together with greatest image, director and supporting actress for Ariana DeBose, who is predicted to win.

The submit drew numerous consideration on-line as many couldn’t fathom why the lead of a greatest image nominee wouldn’t have been invited to the ceremony or not less than been requested to current an award. “I hope some final minute miracle happens and I can rejoice our movie in particular person however hey, that’s the way it goes generally, I assume,” Zegler wrote on Instagram Sunday. “Thanks for all of the shock and outrage — I’m disenchanted, too. However that’s OK. So happy with our film.” Greatest image nominees are allotted a sure variety of tickets by the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, which the movie’s studio then doles out as they see match. Presenters and particular person nominees get a pair of tickets. And different spots within the room go to the broadcaster, sponsors and academy members, who can enter a lottery.

Zegler is just not nominated, however her subsequent massive function is as Snow White, which she is presently filming in London. Some puzzled why The Walt Disney Co., which owns Oscars broadcaster ABC, wouldn’t need their new Snow White there in some capability, like presenting or performing. Others noticed it as a missed alternative to have a rising younger Latina star represented on the present. Russ Tamblyn, who performed Riff within the 1961 “West Aspect Story” and is a voting member of the Academy, tweeted that it was the Academy’s, “responsibility to seek out Rachel a seat on the Oscars…. Once they say illustration issues, that is what meaning. Please do proper by her.” Alec Baldwin tweeted that he would purchase Zegler two tickets to the present. And “One Day at a Time” showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett tweeted at ABC and the Academy, “How in regards to the uncommon time that Latine individuals have a film nominated for an OSCAR you invite the lead.

Latine individuals are 18.5% of this nation. ENOUGH!” Oscars tickets are at all times sizzling commodities and this yr are much more restricted than regular due to efforts to take care of extra space between friends to assist stop the unfold of COVID-19. Most Academy members have by no means gotten to attend. And the outrage has solely intensified as increasingly presenters with restricted connections to the nominated films or the film enterprise in any respect are introduced. On Monday, producers revealed that DJ Khaled, Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater and Shaun White would all be presenting awards on the present, which shall be broadcast dwell on ABC on Sunday beginning at 8pm ET. Information of Zegler’s invitation to current got here Tuesday afternoon. Zegler has but to remark and it’s nonetheless unclear if she’ll be capable to attend on this brief discover and together with her Snow White manufacturing schedule. Representatives for the Academy, Disney and Zegler didn’t reply instantly to requests for remark.


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