Timothée Chalamet and Billie Eilish will appear at the Oscars ceremony, so I guess we have to watch it now

Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

Who’s presenting, performing and hopefully winning.

The Oscars has been deep in announcement mode for the last week, filling us in little by little on what to expect from this year’s award show.

While the actual award nominations leant towards disappointing – recognising no female directors for another year and showing minimal racial diversity in leading categories – the names set to hit the stage are significantly more exciting.

A number of presenters and performers have already been announced, with more likely to come.

For presenters, you can expect last year’s big winners Olivia Coleman, Regina King, Rami Malek and Mahershala Ali to return. Also appearing are renowned fashion tinman Timothée Chalamet, Mindy Kaling, Lin Manuel Miranda and Will Ferrell.

And while we don’t expect as many musical performances as the recent Grammy Awards – seriously, was that an award show or a music festival? – tradition dictates we’ll hear from some of the musically-inclined nominees.

The full lineup of Original Song nominees will have the chance to perform, including my personal fave Cynthia Erivo (‘Stand Up’ from Harriet), Idina Menzel (‘Into the Unknown’ from Frozen II), and living legend Elton John (‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ from Rocketman).

In less traditional news that we’re still totally on board with, Billie Eilish will also be performing at the ceremony.


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The history-making, emotional performance-giving, amazing nail-wearing Grammy winner does have a tenuous connection to the film world, as she’ll be singing the theme for the next James Bond film. But, obviously, that film is yet to come out and has nothing to do with this award season, so I guess we’re just lucky to be blessed with another Billie award show performance.

For Australian audiences wanting to catch these performances and see their faves get snubbed, The Oscars will be broadcasted live on Channel Seven on Monday February 10 from 12pm, followed by an encore broadcast at 7pm the same day.


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