Oscars night was full of glamour as Hollywood celebrated the 90th anniversary of Academy Awards. At Stitely Entertainment we of course are interested in the music categories! #MusicIsOurLife
Throughout the evening, artists performed the nominated songs from the Best Original Song category.
Mary J. Blige delivered a powerful rendition of “Mighty River” from Mudbound. Blige was also nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role making Oscars history.
Sufjan Stevens was joined onstage by St. Vincent, Moses Sumney, and Chris Thile for his Oscars performance of “Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name. The singer-songwriter will release the song among other tracks from the film on vinyl for a Record Store Day (April 21) exclusive.
WINNER – Best Original Song
“Remember Me” from Disney’s film, Coco, took home the coveted award at the Oscars. While the song received acclaim, the live performance did not have the same level of praise. Gael García Bernal, who gives voice to Hector in the film, began the performance with a very shaky voice. He was later relieved by Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade who sing on the film’s official soundtrack.
“Stand Up for Something” from the film Marshall was performed by the talented duo, Andra Day & Common. The performance featured activists and delivered a powerful, poignant message. Common added the line: “We stand up for the dreamers, we stand up for the immigrants.”
Another powerful performance was given by Kaela Settle as she belted out “This is Me” from the film, The Greatest Showman. The song has been discussed as one of the Oscars snubs this year since many thought it was a clear winner. The song played across the country and world throughout the Olympics. However, the song’s composers, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, won last year in the same category for “City of Stars” from La La Land so the Academy probably thought this was the year for someone else.
See the full list of nominees and winners here.