Jennifer Lopez, Brie Larson, Whoopi Goldberg & More to Present at 2019 Oscars
Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph & Charlize Theron also announced in first wave of presenters for Feb. 24 telecast.
On Monday (Feb. 4), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the first round of presenters who will hand out prizes at this year's 91st Academy Awards. While the show remains hostless, viewers can still expect an A-list group of celebrity attendees.
Among the diverse talent set to present Oscars are 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.
In addition to this star-studded list, Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss announced that the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel will perform during the annual “In Memoriam” segment of the show.
“The Oscar nominees have generated tremendous worldwide attention through their captivating stories, achievements and performances,” said Gigliotti and Weiss. “We want to give the public an opportunity to once again experience the moments that have moved us all. It is a celebration of our universal love of movies.”
The announced names are only some of talent set to hand out the golden statues; the Academy will unveil more presenters in the weeks to come.
“This is an important moment in Oscar history,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “This year’s show maintains Oscar traditions, and is also evolving to reflect our global audience.”
The 2019 Oscars will air live Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.