Add Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon to the growing list of celebrity presenters scheduled to appear on the 2015 Oscars telecast. The five, whose participation was revealed Friday (Feb. 6) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, join previously announced presenters Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o.
In addition to presenting, Cotillard, Cumberbatch, Streep, Winfrey and Witherspoon are all nominated for Oscars this year. Cotillard and Witherspoon are both competing for the best lead actress Oscar, for “Two Days, One Night” and “Wild,” respectively. Cumberbatch is nominated in the best lead actor category, for “The Imitation Game”; Streep in the best supporting actress category, for “Into the Wild”; and Winfrey in the best picture category, as a producer on “Selma.”
The news that they will present at this year’s telecast follows by a day the announcement that actor and musician Jack Black will perform on this year’s show. It’s unclear what song Black — a member of the comedy rock duo Tenacious D — will perform, although Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron promised “a very special sequence.”
“Jack Black is a complete original comic voice and we’re beyond thrilled that he has agreed to join the Oscars show,” Zadan and Meron were quoted as saying in a news release.
Black joins previously announced musical performers Adam Levine, singing “Lost Stars” from the film “Begin Again”; John Legend and Common, singing “Glory” from the film “Selma”; Rita Ora, who will perform “Grateful” from the film “Beyond the Lights”; and Tim McGraw, who will perform “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from the film “Glenn Campbell … I’ll Be Me.”
The 87th annual Academy Awards will be handed out in a ceremony on Feb. 22, originating live from Hollywood and airing on ABC television. Neil Patrick Harris will host.
Thanks to Luciana.
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > People (USA) – February 16
I’ve added to the gallery 186 HQ images of Reese during last night BAFTA. Reese chose Stella McCartney for this outfit. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > Events From 2015 > Feb 08: EE British Academy Film Awards – Arrivals
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Gallery was updated with HQ images from last night pre-bafta events to which Reese took part: EE British Academy Awards Nominees Party and Charles Finch And CHANEL Pre-BAFTA Dinner. Enjoy!
The 21st Hollywood Issue of Vanity Fair USA is out. Unfortunately Reese won’t be inside it more than from the cover, but I grabbed it HQ so it’s still good to see. Enjoy!
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