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academy awards

 

The most glamorous night in Hollywood is coming up quick.We see our own version of American royalty dressed to the nines, and walking the red carpet.  Producers of The Oscars, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have given us a rundown on the list of stars that will be presenting the Academy Awards of Merit. Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the live event on Sunday, March 2 on ABC.

ELLEN DEGENERES

 

Ellen DeGeneres leads the list of presenters which are comprised of past Oscar winners, nominees and future winners, the presenters for the evening will be:

Amy Adams – Nominated 5 times, including this year for Lead Actress in ‘American Hustle’
Kristen Bell – Recently seen in Disney’s ‘Frozen’ and ‘Veronica Mars’
Jessica Biel – Recently seen in ‘Playing for Keeps’ and the upcoming ‘Shiva and May’
Jim Carrey – Finishing up work on ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ and recently  featured in ‘Kickass 2’
Glenn Close – 6 time nominated and star of the hit show, ‘Damages’
Bradley Cooper – 2 time nominated, last year for ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and this year for his lead role in ‘American Hustle’
Penélope Cruz – 3 Nominations and one win for ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’
Benedict Cumberbatch – He is BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ and the voice of the dragon Smaug in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy
Viola Davis – Nominated 2 times, most recently for her rendition of Aibileen Clark in ‘The Help’
Daniel Day-Lewis – 5 times nominated and 3 times won most recently in 2012 for his playing the title role in ‘Lincoln’
Robert De Niro – 7 times nominated and twice won, most recently nominated for 2012’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
Zac Efron – Featured in 2012’s ‘The Paperboy’ and the upcoming ‘Neighbors’
Sally Field –  3 times nominated and won 2 times, most recent nomination for her role of Mary Todd Lincoln in ‘Lincoln’
Harrison Ford – Nominated one time for 1986’s ‘Witness’, next project is ‘The Expendables 3’
Jamie Foxx – 2 times nominated and winner for 2004’s ‘Ray’
Andrew Garfield – Finishing work on ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2′ and filming ’99 Homes’
Jennifer Garner – Featured in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, and upcoming ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’
Whoopi Goldberg – Twice nominated and won for 1990’s ‘Ghost’
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Last seen in ‘Don Jon and the upcoming ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’
Anne Hathaway – 2 times nominated and won for 2013’s ‘Les Miserables’
Goldie Hawn – Twice nominated and won for 1969’s ‘Cactus Flower’
Chris Hemsworth – Last seen in ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and the upcoming ‘Heart of the Sea’
Kate Hudson – Nominated for 2001’s ‘Almost Famous’, next film is ‘Wish I Was Here’
Samuel L. Jackson – Nominated for 1995’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ and next seen in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’
Angelina Jolie – Nominated twice and won for ‘Girl Interrupted’ and to be honored with Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Michael B. Jordan – Last seen in ‘That Awkward Moment’ and the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ as The Human Torch
Anna Kendrick – Nominated for 2010’s ‘Up in The Air’, next seen as Cinderella in the upcoming ‘Into The Woods’
Jennifer Lawrence – 3 times nominated and won for 2012’s ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’
Matthew McConaughey – Nominated for 2013’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ seen next in TV show ‘True Detective’
Ewan McGregor – How did he not at least get nominated for ‘Trainspotting?! Next movie up ‘Jane Got a Gun’
Bill Murray – Nominated for 2004’s ‘Lost in Translation’, currently seen in ‘The Monuments Men’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
Kim Novak – Known for 1958’s ‘Vertigo’ and 1955’s ‘The Man With The Golden Arm’
Tyler Perry – Known for his ‘Madea’ movies and his tv show ‘For Better or Worse’
Brad Pitt – Nominated 4 times, including the shared nomination for picture of the year with ’12 Years a Slave’
Sidney Poitier – 2 times nominated and won for 1963’s ‘Lilies of the Field’ and won an honorary award in 2002
Gabourey Sidibe – Nominated for 2010’s ‘Precious’ and seen next in TV’s ‘American Horror Story’
Will Smith – Nominated twice for 2001’s ‘Ali’ and 2006’s ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’
Kevin Spacey – Nominated twice and won twice for 1995’s ‘The Usual Suspect’ and 1999’s ‘American Beauty’
Jason Sudeikis – Featured in ‘Horrible Bosses’ and ‘We’re the Millers’
Channing Tatum – Known for ’21 Jump Street’ and ‘Magic Mike’
Charlize Theron – Twice nominated and won for 2003’s ‘Monster’
John Travolta – Nominated two times for 1997’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ and 1977’s ‘Saturday Night Fever’
Christoph Waltz – Nominated twice and won twice for 2009’s ‘Inglorious Basterd’ and 2012’s ‘Django Unchained’
Kerry Washington – Known for TV’s ‘Scandal’ and 2012’s ‘Django Unchained’
Emma Watson – Made popular with the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise and ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’
Naomi Watts – Nominated twice for 2003’s ’21 Grams’ and 2012’s ‘Lo Imposible’

 

academy-awards

 

There you have it. The mega-watt star power that will present this year is definitely a versatile group. Fans of all ages should be entertained by the production and as always, Ellen DeGeneres’ wit is going to make the night flow seamlessly from presenter to award. The Academy always does well with honoring members from the film industry that pass away, sometimes all too soon. I hope they can work quickly and fit a tribute to Harold Ramis in Sunday’s show. 

“We are very excited that the Hollywood community will be turning out in force for Sunday’s Oscar ceremony,” said Zadan and Meron. “We sought to include a tremendous diversity of stars to represent not only this year’s nominees, but the legacy of the motion picture business as well.”

The film family turns out in high style, no matter if they’re hoping for a win of their own, or supporting a cast-mate. It’s the one night of the year we turn Hollywood into Camelot. By the way, Jennifer Lawrence’s character from Academy winner ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ is the reason when people look up phones to connect to, everyone knows which one is mine. That’s right ‘Crazy Slut With A Dead Husband’- that’s my phone. It gets along well with my printer, ‘Castle Greyskull’.

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