Sufjan Stevens will attend the Oscars on the condition that he meets a musical hero

This will be the first time the artist has ever worn a tuxedo

Sufjan Stevens has been invited to the Oscars for his work on the movie ‘Call Me By Your Name’ but seems unsure whether to attend.

In an interview for the Hollywood Reporter, Stevens spoke about his work on the Oscar-nominated soundtrack, his track about Tonya Harding as well as whether or not he should attend the prestigious movie event.

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The track ‘Mystery of Love’ – the most popular from the soundtrack – will not be performed during the ceremony by Stevens since; “they’ve only asked if I’m going to attend”.

The ‘‘Carrie and Lowell’ singer elaborated: “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. If I can meet Mary J. Blige, I will go for that alone.”

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Listen to the beautiful ‘Mystery of Love’ below

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.