Kendrick Lamar and SZA Not Performing 'Black Panther' Song at 2019 Oscars
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hoped to have performances of all of 2019's Oscar-nominated songs during the upcoming event, but one will be missing. Timing and logistics didn't work out to get Kendrick Lamar and SZA on stage, a source told Variety. Alas, the show will have to go on without "All the Stars" from "Black Panther."
The song's Oscar nomination is one of the many nods it received this awards season. Some of its honors include Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Award, and Grammy Award nominations. Those came in addition to accolades the movie's soundtrack as a whole garnered, including an American Music Award and another Grammy nomination.
Whether or not "All the Stars" wins an Oscar, the song is in good company. Its fellow nominees include "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" from "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (Gillian Welch and David Rowlings); "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from "Mary Poppins Returns" (Bette Midler and Marc Shaiman); "I'll Fight" from "RBG" (Jennifer Hudson), and "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper). Each will be performed during the 2019 Oscars, and there will also be a performance by Queen, the band that inspired the best picture-nominated film "Bohemian Rhapsody."
The 91st Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.