THE WRAP – The Academy has announced the first round of presenters for what will be a hostless Oscars ceremony.
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 represent the first round of presenters at the ceremony that will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24.
The L.A. Philharmonic, led by conductor Gustavo Dudamel, will perform during the “In Memoriam” segment of the show.
The producers will announce more talent in the coming weeks, and, as previously announced by the Academy on Twitter last week, the show will feature musical performances of all five of the nominees for Best Original Song. Those include Jennifer Hudson for “I’ll Fight,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for “Shallow,” Gillian Welch will perform “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings,” and a “surprise special guest” will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns.”
Kendrick Lamar and SZA were not previously announced to perform “All the Stars” from “Black Panther.”
“The Oscar nominees have generated tremendous worldwide attention through their captivating stories, achievements and performances,” producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss said in a statement. “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 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.