The Oscars have lined up Serena Williams, Barbra Streisand and US Congressman John Lewis – who organised the 1963 March on Washington with Martin Luther King Jr – to introduce the eight Best Picture nominees at the 2019 Academy Awards.
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Fellow presenters of the films vying for the highest honour at the ceremony include Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Queen Latifah, Diego Luna, Tom Morello, Amandla Stenberg, Trevor Noah, and Spanish-American chef José Andrés. The Academy’s announcement did not confirm which stars will introduce which films, but a New York Times report suggests that Williams will appear in honour of A Star is Born, and it is likely that Streisand – who appeared in the 1976 version of the film – will join her.
The new list of recruits join a jam-packed line-up of stars set to hit the stage during the ceremony, including Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman and Captain Marvel star Samuel L Jackson.
The 91st Academy Awards airs from 12.00am on Monday 25t February on Sky Cinema Oscars in the UK (usually called Sky Cinema Greats)