Oscar Producer Will Packer on "The Big Tigger Morning Show" Spills the Beans on Sunday's live performances - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Oscar Producer Will Packer on "The Big Tigger Morning Show" Spills the Beans on Sunday's live performances

Oscar producer Will Packer joined V-103’s The Big Tigger Morning Show to discuss the 2022 Oscars this weekend and the headlining performances scheduled this Sunday, March 27th. 

Praising the three hosts: Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes hosting the Oscars, Packer (who is producing with Shayla Cowan) says: “Three hilarious comedians, and they’re all crazy. It’s a live show. I think I know what’s going to happen, but I’m going to be watching it with y’all. These three ladies, they go there. Amazing, funny comedians that all have different styles.”

When teasing about the musical numbers, the uber-producer confirmed that there will be a performance of

Encanto’s ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ live. “I have the first live performance of ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’…It’s going to be dope. It’s not exactly what you expect. I’ve got some surprises with this Bruno song," Packer explained.

And pushing further into the issue of musical numbers, Packer added this: “My original song nominees, it is official. I have from Encanto Sebastian Yatra, I also have Reba McEntire, Billie Eilish, and for the first time in five years, Beyonce performing on an award show. Queen B performing her song…It is a performance we’ll be talking about for quite some time.” 

Representation in the Oscars is a big issue and it continues to make waves. Having Will Packer was one of the producers does indeed help move the conversation forward in a positive way. Weighing in, Packer offered this:

“Anything that I do, I’m going to make sure that it feels inclusive, that it’s for everybody. Not for a particular audience, not just for the folks that watch all the nominated films. I love that, but this is an entertainment show. This is a show that’s going to have stuff for everybody…It’s just for people who love movies, period…I’m going to have as much representation as possible. This is the first time, ever, that I have students from a HBCU as the trophy presenters.” 

Information provided by V-103 (Atlanta) - The Big Tigger Morning Show 

Also on the issue of music, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, Reba McEntire and Sebastián Yatra will perform this year’s nominated songs on the 94th Oscars® 

which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

This year’s Original Song nominees and performers are as follows (in alphabetical order by song title): 

“Be Alive” from “King Richard” – Performed by Beyoncé
Music and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto” – Performed by Sebastián Yatra Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Down To Joy” from “Belfast”
Music and Lyric by Van Morrison
Van Morrison was invited to perform his nominated song but will not attend the Oscars due to his tour schedule, therefore “Down To Joy” from “Belfast” will not be performed on the broadcast.

“No Time To Die” from “No Time to Die” – Performed by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS
Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

“Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days” – Performed by Reba McEntire
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide.  American Sign Language (ASL) provided by Certified Deaf Interpreters, live closed captioning and audio description will be available during the live broadcast.


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