This Sunday the 2023 Oscar Awards are delivered in Los Angeles and the Best Original Song category is one of those that steals much of the attention. Also the shows of their interpreters.
The delivery ceremony of the Oscars 2023 It is not only a movie buff encounter: it also gives us historical musical performances year after year. The performances of Bruce Springsteen were recorded in the collective memory when he interpreted the theme that he wrote for the film Philadelphia, in 1994; the heartbreaking Miss Miseryby Elliot Smith of in search of destiny, in 97; a teenage Michael Jackson sang Benfrom the homonymous film, in 1973 and the duet of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in Shallowof A star Is Bornjust four years ago, among many others.
The nominees in the Best Original Song category are in charge of presenting their compositions live at each award ceremony. The 2023 will be held next Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
In reality, everything indicates that this time the full list will not be present. Although confirmation remains, it is known that Lady Gaga will not repeat her performance in 2019 because she works on the set of Joker: Folie à Deuxthe sequel to Joker expected in October 2024. Gaga is nominated for her song hold my handfrom the soundtrack of Top Gun: Maverick (which is also competing in the Best Picture category).
Who will be at the ceremony is Rihanna and will interpret lift me up of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It is a musical tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa in the saga. This is the only studio material that the singer has released in the last three years (the collaboration with PartyNextDoor, Believe It, had been his last single). Although her comeback is already underway, a few weeks ago she reunited with her audience with her set at Super Bowl halftime. This is the first Oscar nomination for the artist born in Barbados.
Other artists who will perform
Also in the game will be David Byrne, actress Stephanie Hsu and the band Son Lux, who will present This Is a Lifeof Everything everywhere at the same time (which integrates the most important category of the night). The song was co-written by Byrne, Ryan Lott (Son Lux leader) and Mitski (who visited Buenos Aires last year as part of the Primavera Sound festival). The former Talking Heads already has two Oscar nominations to his credit with one win: Best Original Score, for The last Emperorin 1988.
Sofia Carson will be in charge of interpreting Applauseof Tell It Like a Woman. The composer of the song, Diane Warren, is an old acquaintance of these events. Up to now, she has accumulated no less than 14 nominations in the Best Original Song category, six of which were consecutive. The picturesque thing is that, despite being one of the most shortlisted of all time, she never won: she was only given an honorary Oscar in 2022.
Finally, Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava will Naatu Naatufrom the Netflix movie, RRR. It is the first song from a film from India to get a nomination in this category. Estimates say that the subject is a wide favorite to win the statuette, taking into account that he won the last Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards. Will it prevail over heavyweights like Lady Gaga and Rihanna?
Beyond these performances, the ceremony will have one more musical moment: the segment In Memoriamin which the members of the film community that we lost during 2022 and so far in 2023 will be remembered. The person in charge of accompanying the emotional passage will be Lenny Kravitzin a role that artists such as Sammy Davis Jr., Eddie Vedder, Queen Latifah, Celine Dion and many others have been able to play in the past.
The Oscar Awards ceremony will take place this Sunday the 12th, starting at 9:00 p.m., with the comedian leading Jimmy Kimmel. It will be broadcast live on TNT, TNT Series. For the first time, also in streaming by the HBO Max platform.
The big candidate is the film with the most nominations, Everything everywhere at the same time. Like most of the movies, which will be the stars of the big night in Hollywood, it can be seen in our country. The great local condiment is the nomination of Argentina, 1985 as best international film, a category in which it is not the favorite to win (such a seat corresponds to the German No news at the front) but -it is known- surprises are a common ingredient in these awards.
Source: The Nation.
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