ABC has confirmed several more presenters set to grace the stage at this year’s Academy Awards. Among them are Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o, all last year’s Oscar winners in the leading actress, supporting actor and supporting actress categories, they will return to present at this year’s Oscars, according to the announcement made today from producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.
“The great tradition of having the previous year’s Oscar-winning best actors and actresses in all 4 categories happily continues this year with the amazing quartet of Cate, Jared, Matthew and Lupita. We’re thrilled to have them back,” says Zadan and Meron. The news was confirmed earlier this afternoon.
Blanchett has been nominated for six Oscars and has won two, including last year’s award for “Blue Jasmine.” Her previous win was for Actress in a Supporting Role for the 2004 film “The Aviator.” Blanchett also received leading actress nominations for “Elizabeth” (1998) and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007), and supporting actress nominations for “Notes on a Scandal” (2006) and “I’m Not There” (2007).
Last year, Leto won the Oscar for Actor in a Supporting Role and McConaughey for Actor in a Leading Role, both for “Dallas Buyer’s Club.” Nyong’o took home the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for “12 Years a Slave.”
The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Other presenters and acts expected to hit the stage will be announced as we get closer to the premiere of the show later this month.