Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Reba McEntire, and Sebastián Yatra have all been confirmed to be performing at the 94th Academy Awards.
The ceremony on March 17 will see the artist perform their Oscar-nominated original songs: Beyoncé’s “Be Alive” from Best Picture nominee King Richard; Eilish and FINNEAS’ “No Time to Die” from the James Bond title of the same name, McEntire’s “Somehow You Do” from Four Good Days; and Yatra’s “Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto.
All four are nominees for Best Original Song alongside Van Morrison’s “Down to Joy” from Belfast. Unfortunately, due to his tour schedule, Morrison will not be able to perform at the ceremony.
Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes have also been confirmed to co-host the awards night. On the other hand, the star-studded lineup of presenters includes Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Garner, Daniel Kaluuya, Youn Yuh-jung, and Simu Liu.
The Beyoncé performance was rumored earlier this week, and sources told Variety that Beyoncé might be presenting a satellite performance, which would be broadcast live from the tennis courts in Compton where King Richard legends Serena and Venus Williams practiced their drills under the close eye of their father, Richard.
According to the outlet, another possible scenario would feature Will Smith, who was nominated for his role as Richard Williams. He is rumored to appear onsite before heading to the ceremony in Hollywood.
The King Richard biopic received six nominations, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Aunjanue Ellis). On the other hand, No Time to Die and Encanto each earned three nominations, with Encanto receiving a nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. In addition, Belfast is nominated for seven awards, including Best Picture.
The 2022 Oscars airs Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on ABC.
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