Oscars 2020: Billie Eilish beautifully honours Kobe Bryant, Kirk Douglas, others

Oscars 2020: Billie Eilish beautifully honours Kobe Bryant, Kirk Douglas, others

- Billie Eilish honoured Kobe Bryant and Kirk Douglas with a stellar performance at the Oscars

- The Grammy Award-winning singer sang the Beatles' Yesterday during the memoriam segment

- Billie's brother, Finneas O'Connell, accompanied her on the piano

Grammy award winner Billie Eilish performed a beautiful rendition of the Beatles' 1965 hit Yesterday at the recently concluded 2020 Oscars award ceremony.

The song was performed in honour of Kobe Bryant, Kirk Douglas and other notable personalities who passed away in the last year.

Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that movie legend Kirk Douglas passed away on Wednesday, February 5.

His passing was confirmed by his son, Michael Douglas, in a statement that detailed how much Kirk meant to his immediate and extended family.

Billie Eilish beautifully honours Kobe Bryant, Kirk Douglas at Oscars

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Billie's brother, Finneas O'Connell, accompanied Billie on piano.

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The young singer wore a black sequinned outfit with trademark green hair during the sombre yet beautiful performance.

Reactions to the five-time Grammy winner's performance were extremely positive.

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Still on an Oscar-related story, some months ago Legit.ng reported that Nigeria’s first film to ever be sent for consideration at the Academy Awards was kicked out of the race.

On Monday, November 4, 2019, Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut movie, Lionheart, was disqualified from the Oscars race for being in English. Lionheart had been sent for Oscars consideration under the International Feature Film category.

Speaking on the development, Nigeria Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) chairperson, Chineze Anyaene, said Nigeria is faced with making movies for a wide reach of people which is why the movies are predominantly made in English.

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Anyaene also added that the committee will now submit movies which are predominantly done in a foreign language and also urged filmmakers to take note.

To make the step easier, Anyaene explained that workshops and seminars will be organised to create awareness on the Academy Awards requirements regarding the International Feature Film category.

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