The 2021 Oscars have announced the first batch of presenters for next weekend’s award show.
In a trailer like announcement, the video asks, “In a world filled with award shows, what if an award show was actually a movie? Which stars would you cast?”
Producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh have said that in “keeping with our awards-show-as-a-movie approach, we’ve assembled a truly stellar cast of stars” for the first batch of presenters.
“There’s so much wattage here, sunglasses may be required,” they added in the statement.
On top of last year’s winners Bong Joon Ho, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern, Renee Zellweger and Brad Pitt, the “cast” will also feature Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Reese Witherspoon, and Zendaya.
More of the “cast” are expected to be revealed soon.
The 2021 Oscars will be held Sunday, April 25 at both the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and at L.A.’s Union Station.
Only nominees and presenters will be allowed to attend due to COVID-19 safety protocols. This other rule about the show has been amended.