LOS ANGELES, CA -- Show producers Jesse Collins, (pictured L below) Stacey Sher (pictured Center) and Steven Soderbergh, (Pictured R) announced the ensemble cast to present at the 93rd Oscars®. That airs live on ABC on Sunday April 25, at 8pm EDT (5pm PDT).
Staring in alphabetical order, the presenters are: Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya, Liz Ahmed, Viola Davis and Steven Yeun.
"In keeping with our awards-show-as-a-movie approach, we've assembled a truly stellar cast of stars," said Collins, Sher and Soderbergh, "There's so much wattage here, and sunglasses may be required."
The 93rd Oscars® will be held on Sunday April 25, 2021, at Union Station, Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and at international locations, via satellite. The complete ceremony will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5pm PT. The Oscars® also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
PERFORMERS WHO WILL KICK OFF OSCAR® SUNDAY
Hosted by actors Ariana DeBose ("Hamilton") and Lil Rel Howery ("Bad Trip") the 90 minute "Oscars" : into the Spotlight" will highlight the nominees' journey to Hollywood's biggest night, give fans around the world the ultimate insiders' sneak peek into the party and for the first time bring Oscar music to the festivities. The show will feature a special appearance by DJ Tara "Oscars: Into the Spotlight" will air on Oscar Sunday on April 25, at 6:30pm ET (3:30 pm PT.
At the conclusion of the 93rd Oscar® the celebration will continue live on ABC with "Oscars: After Dark" hosted by actors Colman Domingo ("Zola") and Andrew Rannells ("The Prom") the program will feature interview by film critic Elvis Mitchell, recaps from the evening's must-see moments and showcase the Oscar® winners as they have their statuettes personalized.
Both specials are executive-produced by Michael Antinoro and David Chamberlin, alongside Producers Collins, Sher and Soderberg. Ariana DeBose, Colman Domingo, Lil Rel Howery and Andrew Rannaells, will Host the Oscars Special Live on ABC.