Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, Kerry Washington and John Travolta will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, airing live from the Dolby Theatre on ABC, Sunday, February 22.
A few of the faces we’ll see may be indicating some sort of Academy mea culpa: Oscar-snubbed David Oyelowo and Jennifer Aniston will at get a chance in the spotlight after all, albeit as presenters rather than esteemed nominees. And it looks like Oscar is giving John Travolta a shot at redemption after his meme-generating flub at last year’s ceremony, where he infamously dubbed “Frozen” performer Idina Menzel “Adele Dazeem.”
Hot off yesterday’s Anna Kendrick announcement, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have also revealed that Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson will perform an original musical sequence at the 8th Academy Awards. She joins Oscar performers Kendrick, John Legend, Common, Adam Levine, Jack Black and host Neil Patrick Harris, who’s putting on an original song-and-dance number by “Frozen” Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
In a bid for diversity, other Oscar presenters named so far include Josh Hutcherson, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana, Octavia Spencer, Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. We’ll also see last year’s winners Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o handing out acting awards.