The Academy has revealed Daniel Craig, Jennifer Lopez, Whoopi Goldberg are among the presenters for the Oscars on February 24.
The rumors of a hostless Oscars ceremony first began after Kevin Hart stepped down as the host back in Decembers, just days after he accepted the gig due to a controversy with old tweets.
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The 91st annual Academy Awards will officially forgo a host on Hollywood's biggest night later this month, according to ABC's new entertainment chief Karey Burke, whose network will broadcast the ceremony. "The producers, I think, wisely chose to not have the host and just have presenters and let the movies be the stars".
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is said to be lining up a select group of A-listers to introduce the segments rather than one host.
Chris Evans, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron, Awkwafina, Amandla Stenberg, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu will also present gongs. In the last such case - a highly controversial event in 1989 - producer Allan Carr made the decision in order to make room for more celebrity presenters.More news: Brexit: Theresa May will head to Brussels with deal still uncertain
Hart, 39, apologized for his past comments in a tweet after stepping down as Oscars host and during his SiriusXM radio show Straight from The Hart in early January. "This year's show maintains Oscar traditions, and is also evolving to reflect our global audience".
"Ironically, the lack of clarity surrounding the Oscars has kept the Oscars really in the conversation and the mystery has been compelling".
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