What Is Your Favorite Academy Awards Performance? | Playbill

Polls What Is Your Favorite Academy Awards Performance? The Academy Awards often feature exciting performances from Broadway talent: Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel and Neil Patrick Harris are just a few who have graced the stage in front of Hollywood's A-listers and the world. In celebration of the 87th Annual Awards this weekend, Playbill.com took to social media to see which Oscar performance readers liked best.

Alex James: Hugh Jackman's 2009 opening number was fantastic and really engaged the viewers both in the audience and at home

Alfonse Pryzbylowicz: Hugh Jackman opening number!


Zach Ramsey: Definitely Nell Carter performing "Friend Like Me"

Michael Golden: Love Nell Cater

Robbie Rozelle: Ann Reinking's "Against All Odds" for all the wrong reasons

Doug Gilman: Billy Crystal 1991 singing movie themes

Peter Camp: Annie Lennox singing "Into the West" from the final installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It was an abbreviated version of the song but still astonishingly beautiful.

John Flesch: Jennifer Holliday singing Barbra Streisand's "The Way He Makes Me Feel" in 1984 – it changed the way I thought about interpreting songs…really

Timothy Madigan: Rob Lowe singing Proud Mary with a (unauthorized) Disney version of Snow White is the greatest

Max Hechtman: The Les Miserables performance from 2013
Alyssa Jaffe: The Les Miserables performance in 2013. Samantha Barks. Nuff said.

Jereoen de Beer: Madonna 1990


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