Sorry to say it but Kendrick Lamar and SZA will not be performing their Oscar-nominated song ‘All the Stars’ from Black Panther at the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony.
According to Variety, it all apparently came down to “logistics and timing” for Lamar and unfortunately, the performance just wasn’t in the cards. An Academy insider also told Variety that the song will not be performed by another act.
As Variety notes, Lamar was also absent at the recent Grammy Awards.
Sure, this sucks… a lot but on the bright side, the four other nominated songs will be performed.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will sing ‘Shallow’ from A Star Is Born and make everybody cry again. Powerhouse Jennifer Hudson will perform ‘I’ll Fight’ from RBG – a documentary about Justice Ruth Bader. Beloved Bette Midler, a surprise guest, will undoubtedly blow us all away when she performs ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ from Disney‘s Mary Poppins Returns. And, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will sing ‘When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings’ from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
The active members of Queen, whose film Bohemian Rhapsody is a hot contender for best picture, will also perform during the ceremony which is sure to be a hoot. Maybe Rami Malek will dazzle us all in character for a couple of glorious minutes. Malek is nominated for best lead actor for his role as the legendary Freddie Mercury in the biopic.
The 91st Academy Awards will take place on Sunday February 24… that’s Monday 25 at midday for us.