The Academy has been announcing awards presenters for this year’s Oscars over the last few days, presumably to increase excitement rather than because they’re still asking around to see if anyone’s free.
And I can’t be the only person who saw one name and nearly fainted onto my (red) carpet. James Corden. Oops, I mean Keanu. KEANU! Yes stunt performers may still be the Cinderella of the Academy Awards but John Wick himself will be going to the ball.
The presenting line up now includes Mahershala Ali, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Zazie Beetz, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, James Corden, Penélope Cruz, Beanie Feldstein, Will Ferrell, Jane Fonda, Josh Gad, Gal Gadot, Zack Gottsagen, Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, Oscar Isaac, Mindy Kaling, Diane Keaton, Regina King, Shia LaBeouf, Brie Larson, Spike Lee, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George MacKay, Rami Malek, Steve Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, Anthony Ramos, *KEANU REEVES*, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Maya Rudolph, Mark Ruffalo, Kelly Marie Tran, Taika Waititi, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig and Rebel Wilson.
The performers of the Original Song nominees have already been announced.
The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday 9 February 2020, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood.
As with last year’s event, there are no individual Oscars hosts.
The performers for the Original Song nominees are:
- “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from TOY STORY 4 – Performed by Randy Newman (music and lyrics by Randy Newman)
- “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from ROCKETMAN – Performed by Elton John (music by Elton John / lyrics by Bernie Taupin)
- “I’m Standing With You” from BREAKTHROUGH – Performed by Chrissy Metz (music and lyrics by Diane Warren)
- “Into The Unknown” from FROZEN II – Performed by Idina Menzel and AURORA (music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)
- “Stand Up” from HARRIET – Performed by Cynthia Erivo (music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo)
In addition to the five nominated song Oscars musical performances, the show will feature a special appearance by Questlove and a guest-conducted segment by Eímear Noone. Noone is the first woman to conduct during an Oscars telecast.