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Andrew Garfield is ready to take the Oscars stage — both as a nominee and...

Andrew Garfield is ready to take the Oscars stage — both as a nominee and as a possible performer.
The 38-year-old scored an Academy Award nomination on Tuesday for his performance in “Tick, Tick…Boom” and expressed his desire to sing Will Smith’s infectious 1997 hit, “Miami,” with him at the show.
When asked by Variety yesterday if he would perform a musical number during the telecast next month, the British actor said he’s “available.”
“In the month or so I’d have to prep, I think I could get there to be confident enough to take a swing at something. Listen, I’m available. I’m open,” Garfield joked. The Oscars are set to air on March 27.
He added, “I’ve watched the Oscars since I was a kid. Being involved in that way would be surreal, to understate it. If it’s the right thing, it’s the right thing.”
“The last time I sang before ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ was Will Smith’s ‘Welcome to Miami’ in karaoke. Maybe that’s the opening number. I know the lyrics by heart,” the “Amazing Spider-Man” web-slinger continued.

Garfield even gave his choices for an Oscars host, as this year’s show is set to have one after three years of going hostless.
“It’s such a hard gig. There are a lot of people who would do it beautifully. Steve Martin and Martin Short would be pretty incredible,” he explained. “Amy Poehler and Tina Fey should host everything. Tom Holland would be wonderful.”
Of his second Academy Award nomination, he gushed, “This is really emotional. It’s deeply moving to be honored and recognized in this way. It’s very surreal. I keep thinking about myself as a 16-year-old acting student, just wondering if I had what it took or if I was barking up the wrong tree.”
Garfield was previously a nominee in 2017, for his work on Mel Gibson’s drama “Hacksaw Ridge.”
Smith rebased his dance-pop single “Miami” in 1997 as part of his album, “Big Willie Style.”WireImage
Smith, 53, received two nominations for this year’s Oscars — nods for Best Actor and for Best Picture for the Venus and Serena Williams biopic, “King Richard.”
The “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star was nominated back in 2002 for “Ali” and “The Pursuit of Happyness” in 2007.
Telling the New York Times about his nod, Smith revealed that he was at a business conference in Wyoming when he heard the happy news. “It was like, uh oh, wait, let me Google myself and see what happened,” he said. “But it was just a beautiful, pleasant surprise.”

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