The 88th Academy Awards (Performances)

Watch performances by The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Dave Grohl and Lady Gaga.

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The 88th Academy Awards ceremony is taking place at Hollywood’s Dolby theater and honors the best of cinema in 2015. The Oscars will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 24 different categories. It’s hosted by actor-comedian Chris Rock, produced by David Hill and Reginald Hudlin and is presented by ABC. The telecast will feature a few performances from notable artists such as Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, Sam Smith and Dave Grohl. Watch them below.

Sam Smith, “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre

The Weeknd, “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey

Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird” for In Memoriam

Lady Gaga, “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground

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