Update: The Academy has announced more presenters for the 2019 Academy Awards. Per tweets from the official Oscars account, Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa, and Sarah Paulson will all grace the stage.
Update: 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.
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.
Jennifer Lopez, who is freaking Jennifer Lopez and doesn’t need explanation. (She did return to rom-coms last year with Second Act.)
With stars like these, who needs drama?
Tune into the Oscars Sunday, February 24, on ABC.