Who Is Presenting At the 2019 Oscars?

Every year, audiences eagerly wait to find out who will win at the Oscars. But there are other exciting aspects of the show. Without a host this year, the stars presenting the awards are more important than ever before, tasked with bringing some much needed scripted entertainment to the ceremony. These are the celebrities who will be taking the stage at the 2019 Academy Awards.

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Best Picture presentations

The Best Picture nominees each receive an introduction prior to the award being given out, as it’s usually the last of the night. The Academy has announced the 11 people who will be announcing these eight nominated films:

Actor and comedian Dana Carvey (Saturday Night Live),
Congressman John Lewis (Civil Rights leader and Georgia congressman)
Actor Diego Luna (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Musician Tom Morello (Audioslave, Prophets of Rage)
Chef José Andrés (TV chef and Nobel Peace Prize nominee)

Actor and comedian Mike Myers (Bohemian Rhapsody)
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah
Actress Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)
Champion tennis player Serena Williams

Previous Oscar winners and nominees

Academy Award-winners and nominees of the past often appear. The winners in the four acting categories from the previous year will be presenting (though this was reportedly not the case at one point during the ceremony’s many changes):

Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Best Actress Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Actor Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Best Supporting Actor Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards), who is also nominated for the award again this year.

Additional past winners and nominees include:
Brie Larson (Room)

Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Helen Mirren (The Queen)
Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl)

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Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
Laura Dern (Rambling Rose, Wild)
Queen Latifah (Chicago)

And nominee Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), who was previously nominated for Bridesmaids.

From nominated films

Though these actors weren’t nominated themselves, they appeared in films that are nominated in at least one category:

From Black Panther: Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Angela Bassett
From If Beale Street Could Talk: Stephan James, Brian Tyree Henry, and KiKi Layne
From Crazy Rich Asians: Michelle Yeoh, Constance Wu, and Awkwafina From Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: John Mulaney
From Vice: Tyler Perry

From other entertainment

The Academy has been criticized for not acknowledging a wide enough array of films. Instead, many actors who have been nominated for other awards, such as Critic’s Choice or Independent Spirit awards, are invited to present. The stars of popular films and TV shows are also called upon, especially if they are within ABC’s family (Disney, Marvel, etc.) Here are the rest of the scheduled presenters:

Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones)

Paul Rudd (Avengers: Infinity War)
Chris Evans (Avengers: Infinity War)
Emilia Clarke (Solo: A Star Wars Story)
Samuel L. Jackson (Glass)
Sarah Paulson (Glass)
James McAvoy (Glass)
Keegan-Michael Key (The Lion King)
Jason Momoa (Aquaman)
Pharrell Williams
Daniel Craig
Jennifer Lopez

Amy Poehler
Tina Fey
Maya Rudolph
Charlize Theron
Tessa Thompson

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