AFTER WILL Packer and Shayla Cowan took over as producers of the Academy Awards ceremony, the duo decided they wanted to provide a “wide-ranging” and “far-reaching” event.
The first all-Black Oscars team is pulling in some presenters who are not particularly involved in show business.
Oscars 2022: Who is presenting at the Academy Awards ceremony?
“You need something other than just a chance to see stars,” said Will Packer via The Hollywood Reporter.
“We have to make a show that is entertaining and appeals to a broad swath of the viewing public.”
He continued: “My approach is to bring everybody together around the idea of a love for cinema.
“And so one of the things you’ll see is that not everyone involved with the show may be a movie person.”
Packer added: “It absolutely means that we are not limited to just folks within the [traditional] movie industry.
“I want to make sure this felt like something that was as wide-ranging and far-reaching as the movies themselves.”
Take a look at each of the 2022 Oscars presenters below.
A Canadian actor and producer, Elliot Page is known for his major roles across both film and television.
As an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and trans rights, Elliot continues to make a name for himself after over 20 years in the industry.
Jennifer Garner studied theatre before making her on-screen debut in the 1990s.
Since then, Garner has appeared in a number of hit feature films and television series including 13 Going on 30 (2004) and Juno (2007).
She added the title of author to her roster with her book, The Last Black Unicorn (2017).
The beloved entertainer is known to surprise fans in their day-to-day lives.
Stephanie Beatriz is mostly recognized for her role as Detective Rosa Diaz in the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
She voiced the main character in the animated musical Encanto.
The DJ also serves as a record producer and executive.
Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson goes professionally by H.E.R., a popular R&B artist.
She won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2021 with Fight for You from the film Judas and the Black Messiah.
Possibly one of the most recognized professional skateboarders, Tony Hawk is the owner of skateboard company Birdhouse.
Professional surfer Kelly Slater has won the World Surf League Championship 11 times, setting the record for most wins.
Shaun White is a professional snowboarder and skateboarder.
Actor and filmmaker Kevin Costner is the owner of two Academy Awards and a multitude of others.
Anthony Hopkins is an actor, director, and producer who works both on stage and on-screen.
He has been nominated for six Oscars over the course of his career, winning two.
John Leguizamo is an actor, writer, comedian, and producer.
He is known for his role as Luigi in the Super Mario Bros.
Mr Robot – aka Rami Malek – is a popular actor.
He has a twin brother, Sami Malek.
Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez is known for movies such as Do the Right Thing and White Men Can’t Jump.
She is also a professional choreographer and activist.
Chris Rock is a popular stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer, and director.
He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live during the 1990s.
Uma Thurman is a renowned actress and model who also has producing and writer credits.
Ruth E Carter
Ruth E Carter is a costume designer with over 40 films under her belt.
South Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung has appeared across film and television for over five decades.
She has many accolades, including an Academy Award.
Playwright and actor, Woody Harrelson has been nominated for three Academy Awards throughout his career.
He is known for films such as Zombieland, Now You See Me, and Venom.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Sean “Diddy” Combs
Sean “Diddy” Combs is a rapper, songwriter, record executive, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
Samuel L Jackson
Actor and producer Samuel L Jackson is one of the most popular actors of his generation, his films grossing over $27billion worldwide.
Halle Bailey is a singer, actress, and songwriter.
She and her sister have a musical duo: Chloe x Halle.
British actor and writer Daniel Kaluuya is known for his diverse roles across film and television, including Skins, Queen & Slim, and Judas and the Black Messiah.
She has since gone on to star in a number of television series and films, as well as marrying her first kiss and 70s Show co-star, Ashton Kutcher.
Shawn Mendes is a popular Canadian singer and songwriter.
He first rose to fame after posting song covers on Vine.
Director, actor, producer, and screenwriter, Tyler Perry is the creator of Madea.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross has a plethora of titles under her belt: actress, singer, television host, producer, and director.
She has starred in the television series Girlfriends and Black-ish.
English actress and singer Naomi Scott first rose to fame in the television film Lemonade Mouth.
Wesley Snipes is an actor, producer, and martial artist.
He’s appeared in a number of movies, including To Wong Foo and New Jack City.
He was married to Kelly Preston for nearly 30 years before her untimely death in 2020.
When are the Oscars?
The 94th Annual Academy Awards are set to take place on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8pm ET.
ABC will broadcast the show live, with the show available to stream on the ABC website and app.
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