Sunday, May 19, 2024

Oscars Announce New Set of Presenters for February 9th Show Including Two Former “Hamilton” Cast Members


The Oscars have announced a new set of presenters for the no host February 9th show.

This group includes Zazie Beetz, Timothée Chalamet, Will Ferrell, Gal Gadot, Mindy Kaling, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Mark Ruffalo, Kelly Marie Tran and Kristen Wiig. Two of these are former “Hamilton” cast members: the creator Lin Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Ramos. They’re plugging Miranda’s “In the Heights” starring Ramos, coming in June– and I hear it’s wonderful, btw.

Previously announced Oscars presenters include last year’s winners Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Regina King and Rami Malek.

“We’re excited to welcome these talented artists to help celebrate this year’s movies,” said this year’s producers, Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain. “Each brings their own unique energy and appeal to our global audience.”

Final ballots for members to vote go out on Thursday, two days from now. And yes, the Oscars are two weeks early this year, just as the Grammy Awards were. Next year, we return to the normal schedule! And maybe to real food at the awards shows!

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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