Can you hear the people sing? If you're watching the 85th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 24, then perhaps you can. According to Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail, "Les Miserables" cast members Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried and Samantha Barks are expected to perform songs from "Les Mis" at the Oscars.
Per Bamigboye, the group will either sing group numbers like "Can You Hear The People Sing?" or "One Day More" or participate in a medley of "Les Miserables" tracks, like "I Dreamed a Dream" and "On My Own."
Jackman and Hathaway are nominated for Oscars in the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories, respectively; Jackman will likely perform the Oscar-nominated song "Suddenly," which he sings in the Tom Hooper film. As yet, none of this has been confirmed by the Academy Awards.
As Vulture deftly notes, Russell Crowe's name is not mentioned as participating in the possible Oscar number.
"Les Miserables" was one of the year's expected Oscar favorites, and while it did receive eight nominations, including one for Best Picture, it's not expected to be a major player at the Academy Awards, beyond Hathaway and some below-the-line categories. As Movieline contributor Pete Hammond recently noted, "Les Miserables' failed to earn Oscar nominations for its director, screenplay or editing; the last film to win Best Picture without one of those three nominations was "Grand Hotel" in 1931.
For more on the possible "Les Mis" Oscar performance, hit The Daily Mail.
[The Daily Mail via Vulture]