Because movies can’t exist without music.
The Oscars are turning 90 this year. Can you believe it?! A lot has changed in that amount of time. It wasn’t until the show’s seventh year that the award for Best Original Song was introduced. Music is a staple part of filmmaking and this year is no exception with a STACKED list of Oscar nominees vying for the award.
BUT who will take it home? Gonna have to wait till March 4th to find out! Until then, enjoy some of our favourite musical moments from Oscars’ past.
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (88th Academy Awards)
From Parkdale to the Oscar stage, this song undoubtedly put Mr. Tesfaye on the map and earned him a deserving Oscar nomination.
Sam Smith – “Writing’s On The Wall” (88th Academy Awards)
This British beauty hadn’t even released his second album before snagging two of the most distinguished awards in Hollywood; a Grammy AND an Oscar! Talk about a STAR. Just before taking home the win, he stole the show with this breathtaking performance of his James Bond hit.
Lady Gaga – “Sound of Music (Tribute)” (87th Academy Awards)
If Gaga ever decides to go to Broadway, we’re here for it. But we suspect she’ll be fairly busy with a new Vegas residency in the works. With an Oscar standing ovation and Julie Andrews’ stamp of approval, this girl can do anything.
Florence Welch & A. R. Rahman – “If I Rise” (83rd Academy Awards)
FUN FACT 🌟 Florence graciously accepted an offer to perform the song after its original vocalist Dido could not because of her pregnancy. What a QUEEN. 👑
Maroon 5 – “Lost Stars” (87th Academy Awards)
In addition to a starring role in the film, Adam Levine lent his soulful chops to the original soundtrack for Begin Again. And we’re so glad he did.
Can you name some of your favourite Oscar moments? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @umusic!