Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced the complete slate of stars who will present Oscars at the ceremony. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Oscar Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.
Those who were upset at Michael B. Jordan’s lack of a nomination (which wasn’t likely, given that he’s still a new face and Fruitvale was a smaller film) will be pleased to see him listed among the presenters, which is a pretty good indication of who the Academy cares about.
Also of note, there are quite a few faces of color this year, including past winners Sidney Poitier, Whoopi Goldberg and Jamie Foxx alongside contemporary sensations like Kerry Washington, Gabourey Sidibe, and Tyler Perry .
It will be interesting to see who’s presenting in which category. In what’s been considered a historic year for black actors in film and TV, this slate of presenters should make for some great photo opps. Depending on who wins, of course.
The full list of presenters is below:
Robert De Niro
Samuel L. Jackson
Michael B. Jordan