Sufjan Stevens confirmed to perform at the Oscars

He'll perform 'Mystery of Love'.

Sufjan Stevens has been confirmed to perform at the 2018 Oscars ceremony.

The singer is nominated in the Best Original Song category for ‘Mystery of Love’ – one of two tracks he contributed to the ‘Call Me By Your Name‘ soundtrack.

All five nominees in the category will perform their songs at the ceremony – Mary J. Blige will sing ‘Mighty River’ from ‘Mudbound‘, MiguelGael Garcia Bernal and Natalia Lafourcade will perform ‘Remember Me’ from ‘Coco‘, Common and Andra Day will play ‘Stand Up For Something’ from ‘Marshall’, and Keala Settle will sing ‘This Is Me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman‘.


Stevens previously admitted he wasn’t even sure whether he’d be attending the awards.

The ‘Carrie and Lowell’ singer said: “I am trying to figure out what to wear to the Oscars. I should go, right? I have to go. How am I 42 and I’ve never worn a tuxedo? I guess I’ll give it a try.”

He added that it might be worth going if he could meet a musical hero: “If I can meet Mary J. Blige, I will go for that alone.”

Read more: The Oscars 2018: Full nominations list, who might win and how to watch from the UK

Another confirmed attendee is Radiohead‘s Jonny Greenwood, who is nominated in the Best Original Score category for is work on ‘The Phantom Thread’.


Meanwhile, Casey Affleck has confirmed that he won’t be attending the Oscars in March to present the award for Best Actor.

It is also expected that the Time’s Up movement will heavily impact on this year’s ceremony too – with James Franco yet to confirm his attendance after being accused of sexual assault.

The Oscars 2018 will be taking place Sunday March 4, 2018 at 17:30pm (PST)/01:30am (GMT). Find out how to watch them here.


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