Cooper agreed and upped the ante. He said they’ll brainstorm something unexpected for the alleged performance.
“We talked about that actually, because I’m such a maniac,” Cooper added. “I started texting her the whole pitch of how we should do it. So we’ll see. There might be a cool, unorthodox way we could perform it.”
It’s worth mentioning Gaga put pressure on The Academy to allow all five acts nominated in the best song category to perform. According to a report from Deadline, Gaga felt like allowing only her and one other act to perform their song was them forecasting who would win, and she felt it was unfair. Gaga / her reps said if they don’t allow all the acts to participate, she wouldn’t perform. They caved, and all five will perform truncated versions of their songs. That means Jennifer Hudson will perform the RBG docu theme “I’ll Fight,” along with the Willie Watson-Tim Blake Nelson tune “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and the nominated Mary Poppins Returns tune “The Place Where Lost Things Go” will be featured.