Oscars 2016: Lady Gaga, Sam Smith The Weeknd to Perform
Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and The Weeknd are among this year's Best Original Song nominees at the 2016 Oscars, so it should come as no surprise that the pop trifecta will be taking the stage at this year's ceremonies. On Thursday (Jan. 28), the Academy confirmed that they will be among the performers and presenters come Feb. 28.
The Oscars confirmed Gaga, Smith and The Weeknd's attendance on Twitter and on its official website. Other confirmed attendees include Pharrell Williams, Ryan Gosling, Tina Fey, Benicio Del Toro, Whoopi Goldberg and Kevin Hart.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 28, 2016
Gaga, who is nominated for her The Hunting Ground soundtrack contribution "Til It Happens to You," is no stranger to the Academy Awards. She performed at last year's ceremony in a tribute to The Sound of Music.
She is joined (thus far) by two of her fellow Best Original Song nominees. Smith is up for his Spectre James Bond theme "Writing's on the Wall" and The Weeknd earned his nod with the Fifty Shades of Grey track "Earned It."
No word yet on whether or not the other nominees David Lang (for "Simple Song #3") or J. Ralph & Antony ("Manta Ray") will be in attendance or performing.
The 88th Oscars telecast is set to take place on Sunday, Feb. 28, on ABC. Comedian Chris Rock will be hosting.