- Film And TV
- 22 Mar 22
Another slate of celebrity presenters has been announced ahead of showbiz's biggest night this Sunday.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just announced the newest additions to the presenter line up for the upcoming 94th Oscars ceremony.
Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, Bill Murray, Tiffany Haddish, and singer H.E.R will all be making appearances as part of Sunday's broadcast.
They join previously announced presenters, Lady Gaga, John Travolta, Daniel Kaluuya and Wesley Snipes as well as Rami Malek, Zoe Kravitz, Uma Thurman, and Lily James amongst many others.
There will also be several sports stars as presenters including skateboarder Tony Hawk, surfer Kelly Slater, and three-time gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White.
This year will also continue the tradition of featuring winners from the previous year as awards presenters. Last year’s best actor winner Anthony Hopkins and best supporting actress winner Yuh-jung Youn will both be taking the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood this weekend.
Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes will take on hosting duties as the position was left vacant during last year’s ceremony.
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The Academy has recently been receiving a firestorm of backlash after it announced that eight of the night's awards would be presented prior to the main ceremony and then be edited into the live broadcast. The awards in question are documentary short, film editing, makeup/hairstyling, original score, production design, animated short, live-action short, and sound.
This year's ceremony comes off of last March's record-low ratings for the telecast on broadcasting partner ABC.
Members of the Oscar's board of governors have stated that an ultimatum came from ABC executives that the network would no longer carry the broadcast if several categories were not removed from this year's live ceremony.
Three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg, nominated this year for his work on West Side Story, disagrees with the decision saying:
“I feel very strongly that this is perhaps the most collaborative medium in the world. All of us make movies together, we become a family where one craft is just as indispensable as the next. I feel that at the Academy Awards there is no above the line, there is no below the line. All of us are on the same line bringing the best of us to tell the best stories we possibly can. And that means for me we should all have a seat at the supper table together live at 5.”
This years Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday March 27. 8pm EST / 1pm GST
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