Monday, May 20, 2024

Oscars Add More Presenters to Already Star-Studded List with Diane Keaton, Steve Martin, James Corden, Keanu Reeves and More


The Oscars keep adding presenters to their already all star list.

New names today reflect Hollywood royalty with Diane Keaton and long time favorite Steve Martin plus newer award winners like Penelope Cruz. (Hey, what about Javier?) Sigourney Weaver won’t be “Alien”-ated– she’ll be there. Also talk show host James Corden, who survived “Cats,” and the always popular John Wick, aka Keanu Reeves.

From the newer world of stars will come the great Beanie Feldstein from “Booksmart,”George MacKay, from “1917,” and  Zack Gottsagen and Shia LaBeouf from “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” A little PS on Beanie– her brother Jonah Hill presented many years ago, so now we’ve got a siblings match.

To top that off: Maya Rudolph! I’ll watch Maya Rudolph on any show. Maybe she’ll bring Tina and Amy, unless the Golden Globes preclude it.

Plus, of course, Billie Eilish, and musical performances from Elton John, Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, Christy Metz, and Randy Newman.

People I’d like to see: more vets like Jane Fonda, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Shirley Maclaine, etc

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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