Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Oscars: Academy Announces First 11 Presenters-Performers, Including Lady Gaga and The Weeknd


The Academy has just announced the first 11 presenters of a long list scheduled for the February 28th show.

Since I know you’re wondering, 4 of the 11 are black. It’s all good. Kevin Hart, Whoopi Goldberg, The Weeknd, and Pharrell Williamn. The rest are Tina Fey, Ryan Gosling, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, and 8 year old Jacob Tremblay.

Gaga, Weeknd, and Pharrell are likely performers. So is Smith.

Chris Rock hosts. Reginald Hudlin and David Hill are producers. No word yet on who is coming out dressed as The Bear from “The Revenant.”

More to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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