The Academy Awards ceremony tonight hosted by Chris Rock will also feature music.
Update 02/28: Dave Grohl performed the Beatles song Blackbird in memoriam at the Oscars 2016. Watch his touching performance.
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The Oscars 2016 are here. The 88th Academy Awards will go under late afternoon eastern time with the red carpet. Host Chris Rock will kick off his highly anticipated monologue at 8:30pm ET. Besides long list of high profile award presenters, the Academy Award ceremony will also include music performances.
Traditionally musicians that are nominated for best original song. The Oscars 2016 performers include The Weeknd (nominated for Fifty Shades of Grey), Lady Gaga (nominated for The Hunting Ground) and Sam Smith (nominated for Spectre). There is though one additional secret musical guest at the Oscars 2016. Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters will perform for some reason.
The Academy only confirmed that Dave Grohl will perform, but has given no further details. What the former Nirvana drummer and now frontman of the Foo Fighters will do is still a mystery since the word broke about 10 days ago.
His Oscars 2016 performance could be related to Nirvana or Kurt Cobain. It could also be in relation to the Oscar nominated animated movie Shawn the Sheep. Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters contributed the song Home to the movie's sound track. Dave Grohl's secret mission could also just be to wake everybody up. We know it will get boring, right after Chris Rock finished his monologue.
Oscar's music arranger Micheal Bearden has shared selfie of Grohl and him rehersing for Grohl's Oscar performance. It is real.
The Oscars 2016 take place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and will be broadcasted live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 7pm ET starting with the Oscars Red Carpet coverage. The award ceremony kicks off at 8:30pm ET, hosted by comedian Chris Rock. His monologue will be the most anticipated one in years because of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
ABC will stream the Oscars 2016 live online, but the feed requires a participating TV provider account and is available in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco.
There will be also a behind the scenes live broadcast available in addition to the main broadcast. The Oscars Backstage will be streamed online on the Oscars.com site.