2018 Oscars Performers Include Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige and Common

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Mary J. Blige, Oscar Nominees Luncheon

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Roll out the pink carpet and strike up the band!

Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Widespread, Andra Day, Natalia Lafourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle and Sufjan Stevens will carry out this yr’s nominated songs on the 2018 Oscars, present producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd introduced Friday. “We’re excited to have these gifted artists showcase the highly effective contribution music makes to filmmaking,” De Luca and Todd advised E! Information in a press release. “It is a privilege to welcome them to the ninetieth Oscars stage.”

In response to Friday’s press launch, Bernal, Lafourcade and Miguel will carry out “Keep in mind Me” from Pixar Animation Studios’ Coco; Blige will carry out “Mighty River” from Netflix’s Mudbound; Widespread and Day will carry out “Stand Up for One thing” from Open Street Movies’ Marshall; Settle will carry out “This Is Me” from twentieth Century Fox’s The Biggest Showman; and Stevens will carry out “Thriller of Love” from Sony Footage Classics’ Name Me by Your Identify.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the Academy Awards March four on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, broadcast reside on ABC at eight p.m. ET. It should even be televised in over 225 nations and territories. Guillermo Del Toro‘s The Form of Water acquired thirteen nominations, greater than some other film.

“We need to make [the award ceremony] as entertaining as attainable—reverential and respectful but in addition enjoyable and emotional. The Oscars ought to be a spectacle: enjoyable and humorous and nice performances,” Todd stated in an interview with The New York Occasions, revealed Thursday. “It also needs to be an enormous business for the film enterprise, which all of us have to maintain going.”

Tune in to E! Sunday, Mar. four to observe the Countdown to the Purple Carpet: The 2018 Academy Awards particular at 1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT

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