2019 Oscars: Jennifer Lopez, Tina Fey, Tessa Thompson & More To Present
By Paris Close
February 5, 2019
Jennifer Lopez , Tina Fey, and Tessa Thompson are among the first round of celebrities set to hand out Oscars at the 91st Academy Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its preliminary presenters' roster on Monday (February 4), which includes an inclusive ensemble of Hollywood's rising talents and beloved A-listers. Amongst them include Daniel Craig, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron, Awkwafina, Chris Evans, Amandla Stenberg, Constance Wu, Whoopi Goldberg, and Brie Larson.
These stars and more will take the stage for the gala at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on February 24, which will feature a presentation from the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel during the annual “In Memoriam” segment of the program. Additionally, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will perform their hit duet "Shallow" from their Oscar-nominated film, A Star Is Born , also in the running for eight awards at the ceremony.
“The Oscar nominees have generated tremendous worldwide attention through their captivating stories, achievements and performances,” said Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss in a press release. “We want to give the public an opportunity to once again experience the moments that have moved us all. It is a celebration of our universal love of movies.”
Among the most nominated competitors at the prestigious function is the Emma Stone starrer The Favourite and the Alfonso Cuarón drama Roma , with each film drawing 10 recognitions each, including top honors for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. (See the full list of nominees here .)
The 2019 Oscars will broadcast live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.
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