Michael B. Jordan, Cate Blanchett and many other stars–including former winners–have been announced as presenters at the 88th annual Academy Awards.
Continuing its new mandate of inclusion of people of color, Common, Louis Gusset Jr, Dev Patel, Abraham Attah and Sofia Vergara are on the roster.
“Through their work, these artists have shown us the unique, transformative power of cinema,” said David Hill and Reginald Hudlin, producers of the award ceremony. “We are delighted they will be joining us on the Oscars stage this year.”
Chris Rock is reportedly writing new material to take aim at Hollywood’s lack of opportunities for people of color when he hosts the Feb. 28 program.
The presenters and performers, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are:
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Michael B. Jordan