Oscars: Sting Performs Oscar-Nominated Original Song From 'Jim: The James Foley Story'
The legendary singer performed his song "The Empty Chair" from the documentary.
Four-time Oscar nominee Sting performed his original song "The Empty Chair" from the documentary Jim: The James Foley Story at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday.
Alone onstage with an acoustic guitar, Sting gave an emotional performance of his song while sitting atop a stool under spotlight.
At the end of his performance, a screen behind Sting showed an image of journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS terrorists in 2014, along with his quote, "If I don't have the moral courage to challenge authority, we don't have journalism."
Sting has been up for the best original song Oscar three previous times in his career (in 2001 for The Emperor's New Groove, 2002 for Kate & Leopold and 2004 for Cold Mountain) yet has never taken home the statuette.