Los Angeles (USA) (EFE).- Glenn Close, Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ariana DeBose are some of the actors confirmed as presenters of the 95th edition of the Oscars, as reported by the Hollywood Academy .
Emily Blunt, Jennifer Connelly, Troy Kotsur, Riz Ahmed, Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Majors, Melissa McCarthy, Janelle Monáe, Deepika Padukone, Questlove, Zoe Saldaña and Donnie Yen complete the first list of stars who will participate in the gala.
The rest of the personalities will be announced in the days prior to the most renowned film event in the industry, which will take place on March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles (USA).
Recently, the organization of the event also confirmed the participation of Rihanna, who will sing the song “Lift Me Up”, from the film “Black Panther: Wankanda Forever”, Sofia Carson and Diane Warren will interpret “Applause”, from the film “Tell It Like A Woman”.
David Byrne, Son Lux and Stephanie Hsu will also perform at the ceremony with the song “This Is a Life”, from the movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once”.
The host of the gala will be the comedian and presenter Jimmy Kimmel. It is the third time of him leading the ceremony.
Oscar Award nominations
The tapes that are emerging as the favorites to win the Oscar for best film are “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, which recently won the Producers Guild Award.
Like “The Fabelmans”, by Steven Spielberg after his triumph at the Golden Globes, as well as “All Quiet On The Western Front”, by Edward Berger, which was crowned at the BAFTA Awards.
In the premier category there are also big-budget works such as the films “Top Gun: Maverick”, by Joseph Kosinski, and “Avatar: The Way of Water”, by James Cameron, and films with less commercial projection such as “The Triangle of Sadness”. , by Ruben Östlund, or “Women Talking”, by the filmmaker Sarah Polley.
The Hollywood Academy wants the 95th edition of the Oscars to be as attractive as possible to make people forget the controversial slap that Will Smith gave comedian Chris Rock for joking about his wife’s alopecia during last year’s ceremony.