According to the Academy, the Best Actor and Best Actress winners from 2018's Oscars will take the stage as presenters. Gary Oldman, Allison Janney, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell are all reportedly set to return the Dolby.
This news comes days after Janney posted to Instagram that she was not asked to present.
"It’s looking like they are not going to honour the tradition this year," the I, Tonya actress wrote in a since-deleted post, per Vanity Fair. "It breaks my heart."
This article was originally posted on February 4, 2019.
The Academy Awards are not having the, umm, easiest time in 2019. The show is mere weeks away, and still without a host after Kevin Hart stepped down following the unearthing of homophobic tweets. (Intervention by former Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres arguably just made the situation worse.) With films like the Bryan Singer-directed Bohemian Rhapsody and the allegedly historically inaccurate Green Book lauded, some are wondering what, exactly, the Oscars has to offer other than controversy.
The answer? A slew of awesome presenters!
According to a press release from the Academy, the Oscars will also be studded with stars not nominated this year, but seriously significant to popular culture.
“Bossypants” and former Oscar host Tina Fey, who, honestly, maybe should reprise her Golden Globes co-host role?
Jennifer Lopez, who is freaking Jennifer Lopez and doesn’t need explanation. (She did return to rom-coms last year with Second Act.)
Maya Rudolph, who is tearing up our hearts on Forever and making us laugh-til-we-cry on The Good Place.
Oscar winner Charlize Theron, who, in addition to maybe dating Brad Pitt and creating an epic power couple, starred in Tully this year.
With stars like these, who needs drama?