Film Notes: Oscar nominees and former winners joining the partyThree Oscar nominees and four best actress winners have been added to the roster of presenters for the 85th Academy Awards.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
Three Oscar nominees and four best actress winners have been added to the roster of presenters for the 85th Academy Awards.
Ben Affleck, one of the producers of best picture nominee "Argo," and best actress contenders Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence will present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Thursday. Earlier in the week, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon were added to the show.
They will join presenters Mark Wahlberg and Ted (the talking teddy bear from the comedy of the same name); "Marvel's The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; and "Chicago" cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Listed as special guests are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron. Adele, Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand are scheduled to perform on the telecast.
Actress Kristin Chenoweth, Entertainment Weekly managing editor Jess Cagle and "Good Morning America" anchor Lara Spencer will host "The Oscars Red Carpet Live" on ABC before the ceremony. It will start at 7 p.m. Feb. 24.
The announcement was made Thursday via a series of tweets that included the news that "GMA" anchor Robin Roberts will be making a special appearance. She is scheduled to return to work Wednesday after months of medical leave.