Actress and singer Anna Kendrick will make a special appearance at the 87th Oscars, with Oscar and Grammy-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson also set to perform, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Here's what Craig Zadan and Neil Meron had to say about Anna Kendrick's appearance in a brief statement.
"Out of the woods and on to the Oscar stage, Anna will be performing something special that is sure to be an "Only on the Oscars" moment."
The producers also issued the following statement about Jennifer Hudson's performance.
"We're creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn't be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them."
Kendrick was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in the 2009 film Up in the Air. Her other film credits include Into the Woods (2014), Pitch Perfect (2012) and the Twilight film series. In 1998, at the age of 12, Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for "High Society." She will star in the films The Last Five Years, The Hollars, and Pitch Perfect 2 later this year.
Hudson won the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for the 2006 film Dreamgirls. Her other acting credits include Sex and the City (2008), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), Winnie Mandela (2013) and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013). Hudson's self-titled debut album won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album and was certified Gold, as was her second album, "I Remember Me." This year she was nominated for Best R&B Performance for the song "It's Your World," from her 2014 album, "JHUD."
The 87th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.