We are glorious!
The Greatest Showman’s Oscar-nominated song ‘This Is Me’ is set to be performed at this year’s ceremony!
Broadway star Keala Settle (Waitress, Les Miserables), who plays bearded lady Lettie Lutz in the film, will perform the track. She excitedly shared the news on Twitter:
— Keala Settle (@kealasettle) January 26, 2018
The song, written by theater phenoms Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, has quickly become a hit, with audiences embracing its message of unapologetic self-acceptance. The song has already earned Pasek and Paul a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song this year.
The Oscar nomination for ‘This Is Me’ is the second Best Original Song nod for the duo, after last year’s nomination and win for ‘City of Stars’ from ‘La La Land’.
An accompanying lyric video was also released this month. Prepare those tissues as you enjoy this empowering anthem!
‘The Greatest Showman’ is based on the story of circus impresario P.T. Barnum. Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Settle, it will premiere in local cinemas on January 31. The 90th Academy Awards will take place on March 4 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California.