Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, I, Tonya nominee Margot Robbie and the UK’s very own Spider-Man, Tom Holland, are among the first stars confirmed to present awards at this year’s Oscars.
The trio joins 2017 Academy Award winners Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis on the roster of names, released ahead of the ceremony on Sunday March 4th.
The list has proven incredibly popular on Twitter, where it has been widely praised for its diversity. Film fans were particularly excited to note that it included actress Daniela Vega, an openly transgender Chilean star.
Vega stars in A Fantastic Woman, which is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film on the night.
"The final presenter announced here is a notable one: actress Daniela Vega. Unless I’m wrong (I did some cursory research and I don’t think I am), Vega will be the first openly transgender performer to present at the Oscars ceremony" ❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/mkQcrL51iH— víztoruwu (@viztorhugo) February 16, 2018
— Jessica Speed (@Fizzsnap) February 16, 2018
Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish, who was on hand to read out this year’s nominations alongside Andy Serkis, will also return to present on the stage, much to fans’ delight.
TIFFANY HADDISH! DANIELA VEGA! LAURA DERN! More reasons to watch the Oscars! (like I needed more lol) https://t.co/pbPFTPhqL9— anya (@Iizzjennings) February 16, 2018
There’s also been plenty of excitement about the fact that two Marvel heroes will be handing out awards on the evening.
Who wouldn’t want to collect an award from King T’Challa of Wakanda himself?
Bravo, Oscars. Bravo.
12 GREAT REASONS TO WATCH THE #Oscars March 4. Our ah-mazing presenters. More to come! #BlackPantherMovie #MargotRobbie #tiffanyhaddish #TomHolland #LadyBird #ViolaDavis #EmmaStone #BigLittleLies #JenniferGarner #girlsnight #AFantasticWoman #HowToGetAwayWithMurder #GretaGerwig pic.twitter.com/7hJH1Jaj9f— Steve Rohr (@RealSteveRohr) February 16, 2018