This is really great news: Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America” will co-host ABC’s Oscar preshow on February 24th. Roberts has been recuperating from a bone marrow transplant. But she’s returning to “GMA” shortly. And now the Oscars have announced, and she has on Twitter, that Roberts will play some role on the show before the Academy Awards. Roberts says on Twitter that she can’t wait to co-host with Lara Spencer, Entertainment Weekly’s Jess Cagle, and actress Kristen Chenoweth. She will be a very welcome presence.
Meantime, Best Actress nominees Jennifer Lawrence (who I still think will and should win for “Silver Linings”) and the phenomenal Jessica Chastain have been added to the show as presenters. Also added: Ben Affleck, whose film, “Argo,” is nominated for Best Picture.
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) February 14, 2013