Saturday, May 18, 2024

Oscars Add More Presenters from Music World Including Sean Diddy Combs and Pop Star Shawn Mendes


The Oscars are adding more and more presenters from different worlds.

New t0 the list today for the March 27th broadcast are rap entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs and pop star Shawn Mendes. All they have in common is the same first name spelled differently. But they will definitely pique the interests of new Oscar viewers.

Also on today’s list are Samuel L. Jackson, who’s getting a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy on Oscar weekend and Jamie Lee Curtis. Plus pop star Halle Bailey (coming soon in her first three movies), Woody Harrelson, Tyler Perry, and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Previously the Academy announced Ruth E. Carter, Kevin Costner, Anthony Hopkins, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoë Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Lupita Nyong’o, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta and Yuh-Jung Youn. 

I told you exclusively that Dame Judi Dench would be attending the ceremony. Even thought she’s in the Oscar nominated “Belfast,” it would be very classy to have her announce Best Picture. Maybe she could be paired with Hopkins, who won Best Actor last year but wasn’t able to attend because he was off sheep herding.

Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall are hosting the show.


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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