These Oscars may be host-less, but the presenter talent is set to be top-notch. The first round of presenters has been announced, including the holy trinity of Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler, as per THR.
They’re joined by Chris Evans, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Lopez, Daniel Craig, Awkwafina, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron and Constance Wu. Honestly, we won’t be missing the strained opening monologue with star power like this on hand.
Late last week, more details trickled in about the awards’ five best original song performances. The featured artists are as stacked as the presenters, with Jennifer Hudson returning to the stage to sing “I’ll Fight” from the documentary RBG, and Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga joining forces on A Star Is Born’s “Shallow.” Kendrick Lamar and SZA are set to perform “All the Stars” from Black Panther. Sadly, Tim Blake Nelson will not be singing The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” but we’re sure songwriters Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will do it justice. Finally, “The Place Where Lost Things Go”, featured in Mary Poppins Returns, and written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, will be performed by a “surprise special guest.” We are crossing all of our fingers and toes in the hopes that it’s Julie Andrews.
Revisit this year’s Oscar nominees here.