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...the band will perform live at this Sunday's 75th Academy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles.

U2 will be performing 'The Hands That Built America', the track nominated for Best Original Song, at the Awards ceremony.

The song was written by the band at the request of director Martin Scorsese for the soundtrack to his film 'Gangs of New York', which itself is up for a hatful of awards. Edge and Bono have spoken about their delight at the Oscar nomination - check what they had to say here.

Also nominated in the Original Song category is Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' from his film '8 Mile,' Paul Simon's 'Father and Daughter' from 'The Wild Thornberrys Movie,' Elliot Goldenthal and Julie Taymor's 'Burn It Blue' from 'Frida,' and John Kander and Fred Ebb's 'I Move On,' performed by Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'Chicago.'

Catch the proceedings live on ABC, Sunday night from 5.30pm PST

More on the 75th Anniversary Academy Awards here
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