Rihanna gave a rousing efficiency of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever tribute tune to Chadwick Boseman on the 2023 Oscars.
The singer — who’s pregnant and just lately headlined the Super Bowl halftime present — stood in place onstage on the Dolby Theatre on Sunday as she belted out “Lift Me Up,” which is nominated for finest authentic tune.
She had an orchestra behind her, together with a number of violinists and background singers, serving to convey the ballad she co-wrote to life. Tems, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Göransson additionally labored on the monitor.
Rihanna started to rise as she sang the phrases “lift me up” close to the tune’s finish. She wore an black ensemble with sheer gildings that considerably revealed her child bump.
The pop star earned loud applause from the viewers, together with Oscar-nominated Black Panther actress Angela Bassett and her companion A$AP Rocky.
Black Panther actress Danai Gurira launched the efficiency and spoke about Boseman. She additionally known as Rihanna “royalty in her own right.”
Other nominees for finest authentic tune embrace Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick; M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose’s “Naatu Naatu” from RRR; Diane Warren’s “Applause” from Tell it Like a Woman; and David Byrne’s “This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Ruth Carter gained the most effective costume design Oscar on Sunday for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She grew to become the primary Black girl to win two Oscars and the primary designer to win for each an authentic movie and its sequel.
Bassett was nominated for finest supporting actress for her function within the Marvel movie however misplaced to Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Watch Rihanna’s efficiency beneath:
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