A dozen more celebrities have been added as presenters for Sunday’s Oscars ceremony. Joining the grand total (so far) of 44 presenters either handing out Academy Awards or making introductions: Elsie Fisher, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Keaton, Helen Mirren, John Mulaney, Tyler Perry, Pharrell Williams, Krysten Ritter, Paul Rudd and Michelle Yeoh. The hostless Academy Awards will be live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. ET; 5:00 p.m. PT.
Unofficially announced on Monday was that eight people from outside the film world have been chosen to introduce the Best Picture nominee clip packages. The New York Times confirms that tennis legend Serena Williams will announce “A Star is Born.” Grammy champ Kacey Musgraves is known to be participating on the Oscars and might also be one of the eight film presenters. Nominees for Best Picture are “Black Panther,” “BlackKklansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “Roma,” “A Star is Born” and “Vice.”
Who are the other ceremony presenters announced last week? That list has Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson.
The previous week’s group of presenters announced were Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu.
While not on an official press release, the Academy Twitter account confirmed a few days ago that 2018 champs Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell will be on stage for the 2019 ceremony. Producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer/director Glenn Weiss have not revealed whether they will actually present any acting categories or not.
All performers singing Best Original Song nominees:
– Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga singing “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”
– Jennifer Hudson singing “I’ll Fight” from “RBG”
– David Rawlings and Gillian Welch singing “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
– Bette Midler (replacing Emily Blunt) singing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
– Queen with Adam Lambert opening the show
– Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic will perform during the annual “In Memoriam” segment.
There has been no confirmation or information about “All the Stars” from “Black Panther,” but the original film version was performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA.
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