The New York Amsterdam News will again be on the ground in Los Angeles, covering the Oscars and other related events as part of our annual Road Trip Hollywood series. This year’s annual road trip will see our reporters sporting sunglasses from the Privé Revaux Eyewear collection, a special gift from Jamie Foxx, who is an ambassador for the chic, well-constructed and affordable Privé Revaux Eyewear line.
Diversity and inclusion continues to be the mandate of the Academy as new presenters are added to the 90th Oscars ceremony, including Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle and Sufjan Stevens, and Oscar-winner Common will also perform this year’s nominated songs at the 90th Oscars ceremony, produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.
“We’re excited to have these talented artists showcase the powerful contribution music makes to filmmaking,” said De Luca and Todd. “It’s a privilege to welcome them to the 90th Oscars stage.”
Bernal, LaFourcade and Miguel will perform the Oscar-nominated song, “Remember Me,” from “Coco,” music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Blige will perform “Mighty River,” from “Mudbound,” the Oscar-nominated song she co-wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. Blige is also Oscar-nominated this year for Actress in a Supporting Role for “Mudbound.” She is the first person to be nominated for both a performance and original song in the same year. Additionally, she has won nine Grammy Awards, having been nominated 31 times.
Common and Andra Day will perform his Oscar-nominated song “Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall,” music by Diane Warren and lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn (Common) and Diane Warren. Common won an Oscar with John Stephens (John Legend) for Original Song “Glory” from the film “Selma” (2014). He has received 20 Grammy Award nominations and has won three times. His recent acting credits include “John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017) and “Selma.” Day is a three-time Grammy Award nominee. Her acting credits include “Marshall” and “Cars 3” (2017).
Settle will perform the Oscar-nominated song, “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” music and lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Settle is a Tony Award-nominated singer and actress. Her film credits include “The Greatest Showman” (2017) and “Ricki and the Flash” (2015).
Stevens will perform his Oscar-nominated song “Mystery of Love,” written for “Call Me by Your Name.” Stevens is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. A prolific artist whose career spans nearly 20 years and 11 albums, his work has been featured on the soundtracks for “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” (2016), “Demolition” (2015) and the Oscar-winning film “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), among others.
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The 90th Oscars will be held Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network at 8 p.m., ET/5 p.m., PT. The Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.