Leslie Odom Jr. enters the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday night (Apr. 25) as a double nominee for his work in One Night in Miami..., earning nods for best supporting actor as well as best original song. The latter was showcased in spectacular fashion during the Oscars pre-show, as the multi-hyphenate delivered the film’s post-credits anthem, “Speak Now.”
Performing from the rooftop of the Academy Museum in Los Angeles and wearing a sophisticated cream-colored suit, Odom crooned "Speak Now" as wisps of smoke billowed from the stage and the track heightened in intensity. Although Odom was alone on the circular platform, the performance wowed on the strength of his voice, which reached toward the heavens without ever sounding off-kilter or ostentatious.