Half of the fun of awards ceremonies like the upcoming 86th Academy Awards, taking place on March 2nd, is keeping track of all the celebrities who crawl out of the woodwork year after year to storm the red carpet and present awards. With Ellen DeGeneres hosting the Oscars this year, expectations for a hilarious, enjoyable night are high, and the recent unveiling of a massive list of celebrity presenters is just making us more excited for this year’s awards.
Among the many presenters are both Hollywood veterans, like Sally Field and Robert De Niro, and fresh faces, like Andrew Garfield and Michael B. Jordan. There are current nominees like Amy Adams (in the running for Best Actress for her turn in American Hustle), Jennifer Lawrence (up for Best Supporting Actress, also for American Hustle) and Matthew McConaughey (primed to take Best Actor for Dallas Buyers Club), as well as stars who have never received attention from the Academy, such as Zac Efron and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. All in all, it’s a diverse and exciting line-up for the ceremony, featuring all kinds of Hollywood royalty and recent breakout talents.
The full list of presenters includes: Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Penélope Cruz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner, Whoopi Goldberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Goldie Hawn, Chris Hemsworth, Kate Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Angelina Jolie, Michael B. Jordan, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Bill Murray, Kim Novak, Tyler Perry, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier, Gabourey Sidibe, Will Smith, Kevin Spacey, Jason Sudeikis, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson and Naomi Watts.
I’ll certainly be tuning in on March 2nd to see how the Oscars unfold. That incredible list of presenters aside, DeGeneres is sure to inject humor and enthusiasm into the proceedings, and some of the categories are as close as they’ve been in years. Will Best Picture be given to Gravity or 12 Years a Slave, or could we see the first-ever tie for Best Picture? Will Jennifer Lawrence steal Best Supporting Actress from current favorite Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), scoring her second Academy Award in as many years (Lawrence previously earned Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook)? No one knows for sure, and that’s what makes the ceremony so exciting.
Tell us, are you going to be watching this year’s Oscars?