Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford and Zendaya are among the list of star-studded names announced to be presenters at the Oscars this year. A host of other A-listers, such as Academy Award winners Laura Dern, Regina King, Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon will also be on duty on April 25.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the presenters list for the 93rd Academy Awards on Monday night. Parasite director Bong Joon Ho also set to appear during the ceremony.
Actors Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston and Renee Zellweger were also named as taking part in the ceremony. The event, which was delayed by the pandemic, is taking place across two sites - Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and the Oscars' usual home of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The show's producers, Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh, the show's producers, released a statement saying: "In keeping with our awards-show-as-a-movie approach, we've assembled a truly stellar cast of stars.
"There's so much wattage here, sunglasses may be required." The produced confirmed that there will be additional presenters unveiled before the ceremony. The format of this year's awards has been the subject of much debate in recent months, with the pandemic ruling out a business as usual approach.
Ratings for other big events have seen a significant drop in viewers after they included virtual elements. The Golden Globes and Grammys both failed to attract viewers numbers they had previously seen. The Academy initially ruled out nominees appearing via Zoom but has since said it will set up hubs at international locations for stars unable to make it to Los Angeles.
It is expected that London will be one of those sites. Sir Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Olivia Colman, Daniel Kaluuya, Riz Ahmed and Carey Mulligan are among the British acting nominees. Last year saw Joaquin Phoenix pick up the Best Actor award for his performance in Joker.
Brad Pitt was awarded for his supporting work in Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood.