Ariana Grande, Steven Spielberg, America Ferrera and More Round Out Lineup of Oscars Presenters

Zendaya, Michelle Pfeiffer and Oscar winners Nicolas Cage and Al Pacino are among the first group of presenters for this year’s 96th Oscars ceremony.

Also presenting are last year’s four acting winners — Brendan Fraser from “The Whale” and Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Jamie Lee Curtis from the best picture winner “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

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Oscar winners Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight” and “Green Book”), Jessica Lange (“Tootsie” and “Blue Sky”), Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) and Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) also are set to take the stage.

Rita Moreno - Bad Bunny - Jennifer Lawrence
Rita Moreno - Bad Bunny - Jennifer Lawrence

Additional presenters include Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Regina King, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate McKinnon, Rita Moreno, John Mulaney, Catherine O’Hara, Octavia Spencer and Ramy Youssef.

Rounding out the list of presenters are Ariana Grande, Issa Rae, Anya Taylor-Joy, Oscar nominees Emily Blunt (“Oppenheimer”), Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”), America Ferrera, Ryan Gosling (“Barbie”), Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”), Oscar winners Sally Field (“Norma Rae” and “Places of the Heart”), Ben Kingsley (“Gandhi”), Steven Spielberg (“Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan”), Mary Steenburgen (“Melvin and Howard”), Tim Robbins (“Mystic River”), Charlize Theron (“Monster”), Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained”) and Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”).

Michelle Yeoh - Zendaya - Brendan Fraser
Michelle Yeoh - Zendaya - Brendan Fraser

Read: Variety’s Awards Circuit for the latest Oscars predictions in all categories.

Additionally, all five of this year’s Academy Award-nominated original songs will be performed on the Dolby Theatre stage at the 96th Oscars. Jon Batiste, Becky G, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, Scott George and the Osage Singers, and as Variety previously reported, Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson will perform the memorable numbers.

Raj Kapoor serves as the Oscars’ executive producer and showrunner, alongside executive producers Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan.

Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” leads the nominations this year with 13, followed by Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” with 11 and Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” with 10. Rounding out the best picture lineup is “American Fiction,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Barbie,” “The Holdovers,” “Maestro,” “Past Lives” and “The Zone of Interest.”

The Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 10 at a new time, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, from the Dolby Theater. Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the ceremony, which can be watched live on ABC and in over 200 territories worldwide.

“We are thrilled about Jimmy returning to host and Molly [McNearney] returning as executive producer for the Oscars,” said Academy CEO Bill Kramer when Kimmel was announced. “They share our love of movies and our commitment to producing a dynamic and entertaining show for our global audience. We are deeply grateful to Jimmy, Molly and their teams for their incredible creativity and partnership and for going on this ride with us again.”

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