Oscars mystery: What will 44 presenters do?

The lineup for Sunday’s Oscarcast numbers 44 bold-faced name with last year’s quartet of acting winners — leads Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett and featured players Jared Leto and Lupita Nyongo — leading the way. While we know that they will present the acting awards to their counterparts (i.e., McConaughey will give out Best Actress), what will the other 42 famous folks do?

Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this post. 

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

Ben Affleck
Marion Cotillard
Nicole Kidman
Shirley MacLaine
Gwyneth Paltrow
Octavia Spencer
Meryl Streep
Reese Witherspoon

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

Jessica Chastain
Benedict Cumberbatch
Viola Davis
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Terrence Howard
Felicity Jones
Anna Kendrick
Eddie Murphy
Liam Neeson
John Travolta
Naomi Watts
Oprah Winfrey

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And another 18 famous faces who have yet to contend for Hollywood’s top honor: 

Jennifer Aniston
Jason Bateman
Idris Elba
Ansel Elgort
Chris Evans
Kevin Hart
Josh Hutcherson
Scarlett Johansson
Dakota Johnson
Dwayne Johnson
Jennifer Lopez
Sienna Miller
Chloe Grace Moretz
David Oyelowo
Chris Pratt
Zoe Saldana

Channing Tatum
Kerry Washington

Also on hand will be Margot Robbie and Miles Teller, no doubt to introduce a clip from the Sci-Tech Awards ceremony over which they presided on Feb. 8. 

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Four of the Best Song nominees will be performed by their original artists:

Tegan & Sara w/ The Lonely Island: “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie” 

Common and John Legend: “Glory” from “Selma

Rita Ora: “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights” 

Maroon 5: “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again

The fifth song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” will be sung by Tim McGraw in place of the ailing Campbell. 

Also slated to perform are Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson and six-time Grammy champ Lady Gaga.  

Last year, a trio of stars — Harrison Ford, past Supporting Actress champ Goldie Hawn and Tyler Perry — each intro’d a montage of clips from three of the nine Best Picture nominees. Will this timesaver be repeated? Sound off in the comments section at the bottom of this post.

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