The Oscars aim to look more like a movie than a TV show, and enlist stars like Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, and Reese Witherspoon to help distribute statuettes.
They will be joined by Don Cheadle, Renee Zellweger, Regina King, Joaquin Phoenix, Rita Moreno, Laura Dern, Zendaya, Angela Bassett, Bryan Cranston, Marlee Matlin and last year’s best director Bong Joon Ho, the producers of the program. said Monday.
“In keeping with our approach to giving awards as a film, we have assembled a cast of truly stellar stars,” producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh said in a statement. “There is so much power here, sunglasses may be needed.”
After being delayed for two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Oscars are moving forward with an in-person show at Union Station in Los Angeles. It will be a small-scale affair, with only presenters, nominees and their guests in attendance, but producers are striving to make it a must-see event amid extremely low ratings for other awards during the pandemic. Other talents will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 93rd Oscars will air live on ABC on April 25 at 8 p.m. EST.
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