Beverly Hills, CA – Annie Lennox will perform at the 76th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producer Joe Roth announced today. This will be the first time the singer has performed on an Oscar(R) telecast.

Lenox will perform the Original Song nominee”Into the West” from “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” Lennox, Fran Walsh and Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore are nominated for writing the music and lyrics for “Into the West.”

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2003 will be presented on February 29, 2004, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland(R) and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5p.m. (PST) with a half-hour arrivals segment.

Information about the 76th Annual Academy Awards can be accessed on line. []