With just one-month before the 88th Annual Academy Awards, the Academy has started listing the presenters that will be taking the main-stage. Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced the first slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast, which will air late next month.
The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on the ABC Television Network. On the first list of presenters and performers, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, Jacob Tremblay, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams.
“Each of these artists bring a wonderfully distinctive element to the Oscars stage,” said Hill and Hudlin. “Together they represent the many thrilling ways stories can be shared about the human experience, and we’re honored they will be part of the celebration.”
“The 88th Oscars” will be held on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.