This year, Cynthia Erivo is the only black acting nominees in the list of categories for the 2020 Oscar Awards.
Over the weekend, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced that Harriet actress, Cynthia Erivo will hit the stage to perform the Oscar-nominated song “Stand Up” from the popular film.
Erivo took it to social media to share her excitement for her upcoming performance.
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Being nominated as an actress was one big dream, but being nominated for the music I make and perform is one of the ultimates…. because ever since I could remember I’ve wanted to sing on the @theacademy #oscars stage. I get to do it with my song. Goodness!! See you on the 9th. ❤️❤️❤️
In addition to Erivo’s performance, there will also be four Oscar-nominated original songs performed throughout the evening. We know that Brit Elton John will perform his song, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from the biopic Rocketman and This Is Us star, Chrissy Metz will perform “I’m Standing with You” from the film, Breakthrough.
The 92nd annual Academy Awards will air on ABC at 8 PM EST on Sunday, February 9th.