What will 46 presenters do on Oscars?

Last year, Oscarcast producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan booked 43 presenters, including five from “The Avengers” and four from their 2002 Best Picture champ “Chicago,” to handle all the intros and presentations of awards. 

The lineup for Sunday’s Oscarcast numbers 46 bold-faced name with last year’s quartet of acting winners — leads Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence and featured players Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz — leading the way. 

Another 10 Oscar winners are set to take to the stage of the Dolby Theater:

Penélope Cruz 
Robert De Niro
Sally Field
Jamie Foxx
Whoopi Goldberg
Goldie Hawn
Angelina Jolie
Sidney Poitier
Kevin Spacey
Charlize Theron

Fifteen past or current Oscar nominees will also appear, giving them a fleeting chance at holding an Academy Award: 

Amy Adams
Glenn Close
Bradley Cooper
Viola Davis
Harrison Ford
Kate Hudson
Samuel L. Jackson
Anna Kendrick
Matthew McConaughey
Bill Murray
Brad Pitt
Gabourey Sidibe
Will Smith
John Travolta
Naomi Watts

 

And another 15 famous faces who have yet to contend for Hollywood’s top honor: 

Jessica Biel
Jim Carrey
Benedict Cumberbatch
Zac Efron
Andrew Garfield
Jennifer Garner
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Chris Hemsworth
Ewan McGregor
Kim Novak
Tyler Perry
Jason Sudeikis
Channing Tatum
Kerry Washington
Emma Watson

Als on hand will be Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan, no doubt to introduce a clip from the Sci-Tech Awards ceremony over which they presided on Feb. 15. 

Last year’s acting champs are all but certain to announce the winners of those categories this year, albeit for the opposite sex (i.e, Best Actress winner Lawrence will reveal the winner of Best Actor, etc.)

What will the other 40 famous folk be doing on the show? Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this post. 

Last year, a trio of stars — Liam Neeson and former Best Actress winners Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon — each intro’d a montage of clips from three of the nine Best Picture nominees. Will this  timesaver be repeated? 

Six of this year’s presenters appeared in four of the nine nominated films:

Amy Adams, “American Hustle,” “Her”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey and/or Jennifer Garner, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert DeNiro, “American Hustle”

If they handle those intros, who will present clips from the other five Best Picture contenders (“Captain Phillips,”,”Gravity,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”)?

The four Best Song nominees will be performed by their original artists:

Idina Menzel: “Let it Go” from “Frozen”

Karen O: “The Moon Song” from “Her” 

Pharrell WIlliams: “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”

U2: “Ordinary Love ” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

Also slated to perform are Pink and two-time Oscar nominee Bette Midler

 

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11 thoughts on “What will 46 presenters do on Oscars?

  1. I loved when 5 years ago they put past winners to introduce the acting nominees!!! It was great!!!
    But I don’t think it will be the case this year!
    Just hope it is not as boring as last year’s.

  2. Kerry Washington to introduce “12 Years a Slave”, Jason Sudeikis and Channing Tatum, introducing Make Up? McConaughey, introducing DBC”, Will Smith, maybe Best Song? I can’t for the life of me figure out what Kim Novak’s gonna do?

  3. Photos from Entertainment Weekly leaked a page of the script showing McConaughey & Novak will present Animated Short; they will also likely present Animated Feature, and possibly also Live Action Short (sometimes paired with Animated Short & Feature like the Academy’s branches, though more recently paired with Documentary Short so that Documentary Feature can stand alone).

  4. Best Picture is usually presented by a well-known A-lister and/or Hollywood veteran, which potentially includes several folks on the first list (De Niro, Goldberg, Hawn, Jolie, Poitier, Spacey) as well as the second list (Close, Ford, Jackson, Murray, Pitt, Smith, Travolta). The only potentials on the third list are Carrey & Novak, and if Novak’s presenting Animated Short as EW’s leak suggests she won’t present anything else. (Same for last year’s acting winners.)

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