Bette Midler Will Perform on the Academy Awards; Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway Among Presenters
19 Feb 2014
Oscar nominee and Grammy winner Bette Midler, who was recently on Broadway in I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, will perform on the Academy Awards for the first time, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Feb. 19.
The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air March 2 live on ABC.
Presenters will include Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis, among others.
“We are thrilled to have Bette perform on the Oscars for the very first time,” said Zadan and Meron in a statement. “We believe she will make our Oscar telecast an especially moving evening.”
Midler received Oscar nominations for Actress in a Leading Role for “For the Boys” and "The Rose.” She has recorded 13 studio albums, the first of which, 1972’s “The Divine Miss M,” sold over a million copies and earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist.
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented March 2 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.