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Watch Sufjan Stevens Perform at the Oscars with St. Vincent and Moses Sumney

"Mystery of Love," Written for Call Me By Your Name, Lost to Coco's "Remember Me"

Mar 05, 2018 St. Vincent Bookmark and Share

Sufjan Stevens was among the performers at last night’s 90th Academy Awards ceremony, performing his song “Mystery of Love” from the film Call Me By Your Name. Stevens’ performance featured a backing band that included St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) and Moses Sumney. Clark and Stevens go way back, before launching her solo career she joined Stevens’ touring band in 2006. Watch Stevens’ performance below, although the camera doesn’t really focus on Clark or Sumney at all. Also below is a backstage photo from Sumney’s Twitter feed.

Alas Stevens lost in the Best Original Song category to “Remember Me,” from the Pixar film Coco, which was written by the husband and wife duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (who also wrote Frozen‘s “Let It Go,” which also won in the category in 2014). Elsewhere in the awards, Alexandre Desplat won for Best Original Score for The Shape of Water (which also won Best Picture and Best Director for Guillermo del Toro). Jordan Peele may have lost out on the big awards, but won Best Original Screenplay for writing Get Out (which he also directed). All the expected favorites won in the acting categories: Sam Rockwell for Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Allison Janney for Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya, Gary Oldman for Best Actor for playing Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour, and Frances McDormand for Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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Dorsey Gibbons
March 5th 2018

Oh look its Chris Thile, too.