BEVERLY HILLS, April 23, (THEWILL) – The 2021 Oscars takes place on Sunday and will sure feature a kaleidoscope of celebrity presenters.
The first round of presenters, which have been earlier announced include, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya.
Another round of presenter announcements is expected between now and Sunday.
This year’s edition will deviate from the traditional audience telecast and there will be no acceptance speeches from Zoom as the producers had tasked the nominees to attend in person, with appropriate safety precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
THEWILL writes that there would also be a hub for nominees in London and about a dozen remote satellite hook-ups.
Also, instead of the Dolby Theatre, the traditional home for the Academy Awards, the show would be holding at Union Station ― the airy, Art Deco-Mission Revival railway hub in downtown Los Angeles.
The nominations for the best original song would now be performed in the Oscars pre-show this year, not during the telecast itself, which is a shift from years past.
The live Oscar coverage begins on Sunday morning and will run throughout the day.