Kevin Costner, Zoe Kravitz and Lady Gaga were among the initial list of presenters announced at the 94th Academy Awards on Thursday.
The first-list trilogy will be joined by Rosie Perez, Chris Rock and South Korean actress Yoon Yeoh-jung, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar at the 2021 gala for the popular drama Minari.
The launch of the first batch of presenters comes as the Academy Awards are embroiled in controversy over the show’s decision to omit eight categories from live broadcasts and play only the “most poignant and emotional moments” from these acceptance speeches, according to the The Hollywood Reporter.
Oscars producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan have announced the first set of MCs, and more will follow ahead of the ceremony on March 27.
“Films inspire, entertain and unite us around the world,” Packer said in a statement. That’s the exact goal of this year’s show, and we’re thrilled to welcome the first team of stars to join the Oscars stage to help us celebrate the power of film and honor the best film of the year.
It is customary for the Academy Awards to bring back last year’s Best Actress and Best Actor winners to announce these categories, although it is not yet known whether Frances McDormand – who won for Nomadland – or Anthony Hopkins – who took a surprise win for Father – will return. This year.
Costner was nominated for Best Actor for 1990’s Dances With Wolves and won Best Picture and Best Director, and is currently starring in the popular Paramount Network Western drama. Yellowstone.
He plays the role of the owner of a huge ranch on the border of the famous national park, as well as a Native American reserve and predatory land developers.
Former nominee: Rosie Perez, previously nominated for her performance in Fearless opposite Jeff Bridges, was also part of the first batch of announced presenters; Was seen on February 28 in New York City
Talented group: Chris Rock will provide some much-needed comedy to the broadcast, while Yoon Yoo Jung will likely announce one of the supporting classes
Lady Gaga has received quite a bit of buzz this year for her role as Patrizia Reggiani in Ridley Scott’s crime drama House Of Gucci.
Although the film did well for an adult drama, it received mixed reviews, with many finding the film to be a strain, while others considered it lost some much-needed camp.
Gaga has been nominated for her performance by other award bodies, but the role has not been praised as much as her acclaimed role in A Star Is Born.
Kravitz is expected to have a hit with this week’s release of The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson as the crime fighter of the same name.
She appeared in a noir-influenced superhero film as Selina Kyle, better known as Catwoman.
TV Revival: Costner, who was nominated for Best Actor for 1990’s Dances With Wolves and won Best Picture and Best Director, is currently starring in the popular Paramount Network Western drama Yellowstone.
Missed: Lady Gaga has been receiving a lot of buzz this year for her role as Patricia Reggiani in Ridley Scott’s crime drama House Of Gucci. Although the film performed well for an adult drama, it received mixed reviews, with many finding the film stressful, while others considered it lost some much-needed camp; Seen with Adam Driver
Blockbuster: Kravitz is expected to have a blockbuster movie on her hands with this week’s release of The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson as a hooded criminal. She appeared in a noir-influenced superhero movie as Selina Kyle, better known as Catwoman
Perez is a former Academy Award nominee for her supporting role in Fearless opposite Jeff Bridges, and most recently appeared in the superhero film Birds Of Prey.
It was Chris Rock’s last big role in the Saw Spiral series, and it’s also likely to add some audience-friendly comedy to the stream.
Yoon, popular in South Korea, scored a surprise Best Supporting Actress win last year among a notable group of nominees including Olivia Colman, Glenn Close and Amanda Seyfried.
She stars in the film as the mother of a Korean immigrant who dreams of starting his own farm after being forced to work in low-paying agricultural jobs after moving to the United States.
Superhero Transition: Recently appeared in the superhero movie Birds Of Prey
Left Field Choice: Chris Rock’s last major role was in the horror film Spiral, the sequel to the Saw . series
American Breakup: Young stars in Minari as the mother of a Korean immigrant who dreams of starting his own farm after being forced to work in low-paying farm jobs after moving to the US
The Oscars may hope viewers will shrug off controversial changes to the broadcast as the presenters announce.
The Hollywood Reporter On Tuesday, he wrote, broadcasting will remove eight categories from live broadcasts and present them in advance instead.
Acceptance speeches will be recorded, but only the “most effective and emotional moments” of the speeches will be included, leading to the question of whether speeches without special “emotional moments” will simply be removed from all broadcasts. together or together.
It’s also possible that these winners won’t have the big stars attending the Oscars seeing their wins, because ABC makes them arrive later staggered for red carpet coverage.
Excerpts from the acceptance speech will be played on screens in the theatre.
The academy is said to be making the changes – which sparked a storm of angry posts on social media – at ABC’s request.
The Yellowstone series is only available on stan in Australia.
Cut: The Academy Awards remove eight categories from television broadcasts and only broadcast the “most effective and emotional moments” from those broadcast speeches, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Oscars seen in 2020