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Just a reminder that Queen, along with singer Adam Lambert, will rock the 91st Annual Academy Awards ceremony, which airs tonight live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The performance, of course, celebrates Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie that tells the story of the rise to stardom of Queen and its iconic frontman, Freddie Mercury. The film is nominated for five Oscars this year, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Rami Malek, who plays Mercury.
None of the songs in Bohemian Rhapsody are nominated for Best Original Song, however, since they were not written specifically for the movie.
In addition to Queen’s performance, four out of the five Best Original Song nominees will be performed on the Oscars telecast. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will perform “Shallow” from A Star Is Born; Bette Midler will sing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns; Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings will perform “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from the movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; and Jennifer Hudson will sing “I’ll Fight” from the documentary RBG.
The final Best Original Song nominee, “All the Stars,” will not be performed. The reason, according to Variety, is logistics and timing. The song, from the film Black Panther, was written and recorded by rapper Kendrick Lamar and R&B singer SZA.
ABC’s coverage of the Academy Awards begins with the Oscars Live on the Red Carpet special at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. You also can watch the special and the ceremony on ABC.com and via the ABC app. In addition, more red carpet features, including celebrity interviews, will be viewable at Oscar.go.com.
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