TEGAN AND SARA RETEAM WITH COMEDY-MUSIC TRIO THE LONELY ISLAND FOR OSCARS(R) PERFORMANCE OF "EVERYTHING IS AWESOME"
Pop duo Tegan and Sara and comedy-music trio The Lonely Island will perform the Oscar(R)-nominated song "Everything Is Awesome" at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.
"Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island?... Everything Is Awesome, indeed. This is certainly an 'Only on the Oscars' moment," says Zadan and Meron
"Everything Is Awesome," written by Shawn Patterson for the animated feature "The Lego Movie," is nominated for Original Song. The four other nominated songs are "Glory" from "Selma," "Grateful" from "Beyond the Lights," "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from "Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me" and "Lost Stars" from "Begin Again."
Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara have been releasing critically acclaimed albums and touring internationally alongside some of the biggest names in the industry since 1999. Their seventh and latest studio album, "Heartthrob," debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200, with certified gold single "Closer" charting in the top 20 at U.S. pop radio. Tegan and Sara were recognized with a Grammy nomination in 2013, and won Pop Album of the Year for "Heartthrob", and Group of the Year, at Canada's 2014 Juno Awards. "Everything Is Awesome," which the duo recorded with The Lonely Island, has sold more than half a million copies in the U.S.
A comedy, music and filmmaking trio composed of "Saturday Night Live" alumni Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, The Lonely Island has released three studio albums and several gold and platinum singles. "I'm On A Boat," featuring singer-songwriter T-Pain, achieved double-platinum status and earned a 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. The group is responsible for one of the biggest channels on YouTube, garnering over 1.5 billion views.
The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre(R) at Hollywood & Highland Center(R) in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
The 10th annual "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" airs Sunday, February 22 at 12:05 a.m. ET after the late local news and at 10:00 p.m. PT on ABC. Broadcasting from Disney's El Capitan Theater located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of L.A.'s star-studded Walk of Fame, the studio is just steps away from Dolby Theater, home to the "Academy Awards." Kimmel's previous post-Oscar specials have featured viral comedy bits and guest appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, Kevin Spacey, Ellen DeGeneres, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, Morgan Freeman, Billy Crystal, Martin Scorsese, Chris Hemsworth, Christoph Waltz, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gary Oldman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Kingsley, and many more. Over the past six years, the show's post-Oscar comedy bits have racked up over 55 million views on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" YouTube channel.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards-in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners - the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.