Monday, April 15, 2024

Academy Books All Star Cast of Presenters for Oscars Including Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, More


The Oscars are shaping up for April 25th on ABC. Producers have announced their first group of presenters, all big names, and very multi cultural.

More names are coming, of course. I don’t know why, but I was hoping for Awkwafina. Also, now that Rosie Perez has pointed out that she’s never been asked to do anything, the one time Oscar nominee– whom we all adore– should be included, no?

Anyway, here’s the first group:

Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya.

“In keeping with our awards-show-as-a-movie approach, we’ve assembled a truly stellar cast of stars,” said producers Jesse Collins, Stacy Sher and Steven Soderbergh. “There’s so much wattage here, sunglasses may be required.”

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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