The Academy Updates Diverse Oscar Presenters List
If the Academy didn’t diversify its nominees this year, producers Reginald Hudlin and David Hill have assembled a wide range of presenters, from Abraham Attah to Dev Patel.
Overlooked Oscar nominees Daisy Ridley (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed”) and Abraham Attah (“Beasts of No Nation” join the roster of 2016 Oscar presenters.
Oscars show producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin revealed Friday a third slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live on Sunday, February 28, on ABC.
The presenters include Oscar winners Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”), Louis Gossett, Jr. (“An Officer and a Gentleman”), Common (“Selma”), and Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”) as well as current nominees Eddie Redmayne, Cate Blanchett and Rachel McAdams. Comedians Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman join TV star Sofia Vergara as well as Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Jennifer Garner and Dev Patel.
Previously announced presenters and performers include:
Benicio del Toro
The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.