Speaking about it, producer Donna Gigliotti said, "The Oscar nominees have generated tremendous worldwide attention through their captivating stories, achievements and performances.”
Co-producer and director Glenn Weiss also issued a statement. “We want to give the public an opportunity to once again experience the moments that have moved us all. It is a celebration of our universal love of movies.”
It was previously announced that the ceremony will feature musical performances of the five original song nominees. Jennifer Hudson will perform `I`ll Fight` from the documentary RBG, while a "surprise special guest" will perform the Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman-written 'The Place Where Lost Things Go' from `Mary Poppins Returns`.
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings are set to perform `When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings` from `The Ballad of Buster Scruggs`, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will sing `Shallow` from `A Star Is Born` and Kendrick Lamar and SZA will perform `All the Stars` from `Black Panther`.The 91st Oscars will take place on February 24.