Singer-songwriter Karen O will, for the first time, perform the Oscar-nominated original song “The Moon Song” for a global television audience on the Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.
“The Moon Song,” with music by Karen O and lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze, was written for the film Her, directed by Jonze. The three other nominated songs are “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, “Let It Go” from Frozen and “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Karen O is the lead singer of the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, which has released four albums, three of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards. She previously co-wrote original songs for the soundtrack of Jonze’s 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are, receiving a Grammy nomination for the featured song “All Is Love.” Karen O has performed on numerous other soundtracks, including those for Frankenweenie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I’m Not There.
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.