Oscar-winners Alan Menken, Randy Newman, Gwyneth Paltrow performing at Academy Awards
Gwyneth Paltrow, who won the lead actress Oscar for 1998's "Shakespeare in Love," will perform "Coming Home" from her latest film, "Country Strong."
A.R. Rahman, who won Academy Awards two years ago for score and song for "Slumdog Millionaire," and Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, will perform "I Rise" from the film "127 Hours." Rahman is nominated for writing the music, Dido and Rollo Armstrong are up for their lyrics.
Alan Menken, who has won eight Oscars including best score and song for "Beauty and the Beast," which he shared with Howard Ashman, from the 1991 Disney classic of the same name, will accompany singers Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi on his latest Oscar-nominated tune, "I See the Light" from "Tangled." Glenn Slater wrote the song's lyrics.
And Randy Newman, who won the best song Oscar for "If I Didn't Have You" from 2001's "Monsters Inc., will perform his nominated song, "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3."
The Oscars will be telecast live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.
-- Susan King
Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow will perform at the Oscars. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press