Show Stopped: Actress Cynthia Erivo Performs Emotional Tribute to Harriet Tubman at Oscars

Cynthia Erivo performs "Stand Up" nominated for the award for best original song from "Harriet" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

Actress Cynthia Erivo performed a show-stopping performance of the song “Stand Up” from the film Harriet which chronicles the story of Harriet Tubman.

Erivo performed the song, ending it with a large illustration of Harriet Tubman with gospel choir singers throughout the theatre’s isles.

Erivo is a Tony Award winner whose song from Harriet is nominated for Best Song this year at the Oscars. She, herself, is nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal as Harriet Tubman.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

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