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Pitt, Jolie, De Niro and Poitier Among Oscar Presenters

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Sidney PoitierThe 86th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, March 2 (7e/4p on ABC), and the heat is on! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron just announced the complete slate of names of the celebrity wattage that will be handing out the little gold men.

The movie stars include Hollywood royalty Sidney Poitier, Goldie Hawn, Harrison Ford and Robert De Niro. Even legendary Hitchcock actress Kim Novak – not usually seen at these kinds of events – will make an appearance.

Other Hollywood celebrity wattage includes John Travolta, Kate Hudson, Penélope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Hot young Hollywood stars to please the younger viewers include Jennifer Lawrence, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Watson, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth and Zac Efron.

Add to this list Ellen DeGeneres who will host, along with performances by Pink, Bette Midler, U2, Idina Menzel and Pharrel Williams, and it’s shaping up to be some show. 

Here’s the complete list of 2014 Academy Awards presenters:

Amy Adams - The actress is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at this year’s ceremony for her performance in “American Hustle.” This is her fifth Oscar nomination.

Andrew Garfield - “The Amazing Spider-Man” star has yet to be nominated for an Oscar, but he received a Golden Globe nod for his performance in “The Social Network.” Look for the star to reprise his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” in theaters May 2, 2014.

Angelina Jolie - The actress won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1999 film “Girl Interrupted.” She also scored an Oscar nomination for her role in 2008′s “Changeling,” directed by Clint Eastwood. In November, the actress was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a special Oscar to honor her humanitarian work. Look for her next in “Maleficent,” in theaters May 30, 2014.

Anna Kendrick - Nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for 2010′s “Up in the Air,” the actress is up next as Cinderella in the big screen adaptation of “Into the Woods,” in theaters Dec. 25, 2014. She’ll also reprise her role as Beca in “Pitch Perfect 2.”

Anne Hathaway - The actress won an Oscar last year for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Fantine in “Les Miserables.” She was also nominated for an Oscar in 2009 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in “Rachel Getting Married.” Listen for her voice next in the CG-animated film “Rio 2,” in theaters April 11, 2014.

Benedict Cumberbatch - He may not be nominated, but the hard-working actor is in four Oscar-nominated films, including “12 Years A Slave,” “August: Osage County,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.” He stars as Sherlock Holmes in the TV series “Sherlock,” and will lend his voice again as Smaug in the “The Hobbit: There and Back Again.”

Bill Murray - The actor was nominated for an Oscar in 2004 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in “Lost in Translation.” Look for him next in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” in theaters March 7, 2014.

Brad Pitt - The actor is nominated as a producer of “12 Years a Slave,” which received a whopping nine Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. He’s been nominated for five Oscars, including three nods for his acting in “Moneyball,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Twelve Monkeys.”

Bradley Cooper - The “American Hustle” star is nominated this year for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the film. Cooper also landed a nomination for last year’s “Silver Linings Playbook.” Listen for his voice as Rocket Raccoon in the upcoming Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy,” in theaters Aug. 1, 2014.

Channing Tatum - The “Magic Mike” star recently voiced Superman in “The Lego Movie” and will next appear on screen in “22 Jump Street.”

Charlize Theron - The actress won an Oscar in 2004 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in “Monster,” and was also nominated in 2006 for her role in “North Country.” Theron will next appear in the Seth MacFarlane comedy “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”

Chris Hemsworth - The “Thor” star will next appear on the big screen in the 2015 film “Cyber.”

Christoph Waltz - The two-time Oscar winner landed statues for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for last year’s “Django Unchained” and 2010′s “Inglourious Basterds.” Look for Waltz next in “Muppets Most Wanted.”

Daniel Day-Lewis - The actor has been nominated for five Oscars and has won three, including for last year’s “Lincoln.”

Emma Watson - The “Harry Potter” star will appear next in Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” alongside Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins.

Ewan McGregor - The veteran actor has not been nominated for an Oscar, but he did appear in “August: Osage County” with Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, both of whom are nominated for their roles in the film. Look for McGregor next in “Jane Got a Gun.”

Gabourey Sidibe - The “American Horror Story: Coven” actress was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for her performance in the film “Precious.”

Glenn Close - Close has been nominated for six Oscars, including for her roles in “Albert Nobbs,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Fatal Attraction,” “The Natural,” “The Big Chill” and “The World According to Garp.”

Goldie Hawn - The actress won an Oscar in 1969 for her supporting role in the film “Cactus Flower.” She was also nominated for her role in the comedy “Private Benjamin.”

Harrison Ford - The actor was nominated for an Oscar for his role in 1986′s “Witness.” He recently appeared in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

Jamie Foxx - Foxx won an Oscar in 2005 for his performance as the legendary Ray Charles in “Ray.” He was also nominated that same year for his supporting role in “Collateral.”

Jason Sudeikis - The comedian has not been nominated for an Oscar yet, but has a thriving film career, including the upcoming “Horrible Bosses 2.”

Jennifer Garner - Although she has never been nominated for an Oscar, Garner starred in the Oscar nominated film “Dallas Buyers Club”; her co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are nominated for their roles in the film.

Jennifer Lawrence - The actress is nominated for an Oscar this year for her supporting role in “American Hustle.” She won an Oscar last year for her lead role in “Silver Linings Playbook,” and scored her first Oscar nomination in 2011 for her breakthrough performance in “Winter’s Bone.”

Jessica Biel - Look for Biel in the upcoming film “Shiva and May.”

Jim Carrey - Carrey will next appear alongside Jeff Daniels in the sequel “Dumb and Dumber To,” in theaters Nov. 14, 2014.

John Travolta - The actor has been nominated for two Oscars — in 1995 for “Pulp Fiction” and 1978 for “Saturday Night Fever.” Look for him next in “The Forger.”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Gordon-Levitt recently directed his first film, “Don Jon,” and will next appear in the “Sin City” sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.”

Kate Hudson - The actress was nominated for an Oscar in 2001 for her supporting role in the film “Almost Famous.” She’s up next in Zach Braff’s crowdfunded film “Wish I Was Here.”

Kerry Washington - The TV and movie star has not been nominated for an Oscar; however, she recently received a Golden Globe nomination for her role on ABC’s “Scandal.”

Kevin Spacey - The actor is a two-time Oscar winner. He won his first Oscar in 1996 for his role in “The Usual Suspects” and his second for “American Beauty.” Spacey recently reprised his role as Frank Underwood on the second season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” and will next appear in the film “Horrible Bosses 2.”

Kim Novak - The classic film star counts “Vertigo,” “Picnic” and “Bell, Book and Candle” among her many film credits.

Kristen Bell - The actress recently voiced the character Anna in the Oscar-nominated film “Frozen,” and appears on the Showtime series “House of Lies.” Look for her up next on the big screen in the “Veronica Mars” movie.

Matthew McConaughey - The actor received his first Oscar nomination this year for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Michael B. Jordan - The actor has not been nominated for an Oscar, but it was recently announced that he’ll play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot.

Naomi Watts - The actress has been nominated for two Oscars – first in 2004 for “21 Grams” and again in 2013 for “The Impossible.” She’ll next appear in “St. Vincent De Van Nuys” with Bill Murray.

Penelope Cruz - The actress has been nominated for three Oscars, including for “Volver,” “Nine” and 2009′s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” which she won.

Robert De Niro - The two-time Oscar winner has been nominated seven times, winning for “Raging Bull” and “The Godfather: Part II.” De Niro was nominated last year for “Silver Linings Playbook” and was also nominated for his roles in “Cape Fear,” “Awakenings,” “The Deer Hunter” and “Taxi Driver.”

Sally Field - The actress has won two Oscars, first for her performance in the 1979 film “Norma Rae” and second for 1985′s “Places in the Heart.” It was during that second win that she gave her famous “You like me!” speech.

Samuel L. Jackson - The actor, who recently appeared in the “RoboCop” remake and will reprise his role as Nick Fury in the upcoming film “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” received an Oscar nomination for 1995′s “Pulp Fiction.”

Sidney Poitier - The legendary actor won an Oscar in 1964 for his performance in “Lilies of the Field” and was also honored with an honorary Oscar in 2002. Poitier was also nominated for his performance in the 1958 film “The Defiant Ones.”

Tyler Perry - The multi-talented actor, director and writer has not won an Oscar, but up next for him is “The Single Moms Club,” which he wrote and directed.

Viola Davis - The two-time Oscar nominee received her first Oscar nod in 2009 for her performance in “Doubt” and her second for 2011′s “The Help.” Davis recently appeared in “Ender’s Game” and “Prisoners.”

Whoopi Goldberg - The actress and current co-host on “The View” won an Oscar in 1991 for her supporting role in “Ghost.” She was also nominated for an Oscar in 1986 for her role in “The Color Purple.”

Will Smith - The actor has been nominated for two Oscars, first in 2002 for his performance in “Ali” and second in 2007 for “The Pursuit of Happyness,” which co-starred his son, Jaden.

Zac Efron - The actor recently appeared in the film “That Awkward Moment” with Michael B. Jordan, and has a role in the comedy “Neighbors” with Seth Rogen.

Paula Schwartz

Paula Schwartz is a veteran journalist based in New York who is passionate about the movies. Her idea of heaven is watching three movies in a row. She’s written for various outlets, including the New York Times, Showbiz411.com, More.com and MovieMaker Magazine. For five seasons, she contributed to the New York Times seasonal movie blog, Carpetbaggers, where she covered major awards events and interviewed stars like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Helen Mirren.

Paula Schwartz has written posts on Reel Life With Jane.


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