In recent days we have reminded you of the two Oscars family album events that happened in 1998 for the 70th anniversary and 2003 for the 75th ceremony. Click on each of those to watch the highly entertaining assemblies of many living actors and actresses from acting categories.
And now, the 90th anniversary show is already being prepared by producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd to air Sunday, March 4, on ABC with returning host Jimmy Kimmel. Would that duo want to take on the challenge of assembling such an all-star gathering on the Dolby Theatre stage in Hollywood? Would they be able to convince 90 of the 156 living actresses and actors who won in competitive categories (or received honorary trophies for acting) to join together for a lengthy 15-minute segment?
Full lists are below of the people who would be contacted about attending. Consider that some of these names would potentially already be available to join, with three of them being last year’s acting winners returning to present new Oscars — Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, and Emma Stone. (don’t expect Casey Affleck, though, since he announced on Thursday he will not be back). Past champs who will already be attending as 2018 nominees include Daniel Day-Lewis, Frances McDormand, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep, and Denzel Washington. And don’t forget about the newly-crowned winners from that evening (probably three of four rookies) who can also join their exclusive new club. That provides producers with at least a dozen participants of people who should be on location anyway.
Let’s take a look at the 156 people eligible to participate:
86 LIVING ACTRESS WINNERS:
Olivia de Havilland
Marcia Gay Harden
Eva Marie Saint
60 LIVING ACTOR WINNERS:
F. Murray Abraham
Robert De Niro
Benicio del Toro
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Tommy Lee Jones
10 LIVING HONORARY ACTING OR JUVENILE RECIPIENTS:
James Earl Jones
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