JASON BATEMAN, IDRIS ELBA, ANSEL ELGORT, NICOLE KIDMAN, LIAM NEESON, GWYNETH PALTROW AND CHANNING TATUM TO PRESENT AT 87TH OSCARS(R)
Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum will be presenters at this year's Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.
Bateman appeared in the Best Picture Oscar(R)-nominated films "Up in the Air" (2009) and "Juno" (2007). Most recently, Bateman starred in the "Horrible Bosses" (2011 and 2014) franchise, "This Is Where I Leave You" (2014) and "Bad Words" (2013), Bateman's directorial debut. He is currently working on an "Untitled Joel Edgerton Project" and recently wrapped production of "The Family Fang," his second directorial effort in which he also stars.
Elba most recently starred in the 2014 thriller "No Good Deed." His other film roles include "28 Weeks Later" (2007), "Thor" (2011), "Pacific Rim" (2013) and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (2013). He has been nominated for four Emmy Awards(R), including three for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for "Luther" (2010). Elba will next be seen in "Beasts of No Nation."
Elgort made his film debut in 2013's "Carrie" and followed up with three more films in 2014, "The Fault in Our Stars," "Divergent" and "Men, Women & Children." He will next be seen in the sequel, "The Divergent Series: Insurgent."
Kidman won an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for "The Hours" (2002) and was nominated for her leading roles in "Moulin Rouge" (2001) and "Rabbit Hole" (2010). Her other credits include "Dead Calm" (1989), "Far and Away" (1992), "Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), "Cold Mountain" (2003) and "The Golden Compass" (2007). Her upcoming films include "Lion" and "The Secret in Their Eyes."
Neeson received an Oscar nomination for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as the title character in "Schindler's List" (1993). Other film roles include "The Dead Pool" (1988), "Husbands and Wives" (1992), "Michael Collins" (1996), "Love Actually" (2003), "Taken" (2008), "The Grey" (2011) and "Non-Stop" (2014). He will next be seen in "Ted 2" and "Run All Night."
Paltrow is an Oscar winner for her leading role in "Shakespeare in Love" (1998). She has starred in such films as "Great Expectations" (1998), "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999), and "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001), and most recently the "Iron Man" franchise (2008, 2010 and 2013).
Tatum, who currently stars in the sci-fi feature "Jupiter Ascending," appeared in last year's "22 Jump Street" (2014), "Foxcatcher" (2014) and "The Lego Movie" (2014). His previous credits include "White House Down" (2013), "Magic Mike" (2012) and "21 Jump Street" (2012). He will star in "Magic Mike XXL" later this year.
Previously announced presenters and performers include:
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Evans, Kevin Hart, Josh Hutcherson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Jared Leto, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Sienna Miller, Chlo� Grace Moretz, Eddie Murphy, Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie, Zoe Saldana, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep, Miles Teller, John Travolta, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.
Jack Black, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, Anna Kendrick, John Legend, Adam Levine with Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Rita Ora and Tegan and Sara with The Lonely Island.
The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre(R) at Hollywood & Highland Center(R) in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m., ET/4 p.m., PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
Designed to be the ultimate complement to the broadcast, The Oscars Backstage will also be live at 7 p.m., ET/4 p.m., PT in the US on the WATCH ABC app for desktop and mobile devices. Presented again this year by Samsung Galaxy(R), The Oscars Backstage lets fans select from three channels that will pull from more than 20 live cameras strategically placed on the Red Carpet and throughout the backstage areas of the Dolby Theatre, providing fans with insider views into the most memorable moments of the night. Popular cameras positions include the Director's Cut (including Thank You cam), Audience and Backstage.
Additionally, fans who have verified with a participating pay TV provider in one of the eight ABC Owned markets - Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco - can access a live feed of the Oscars preshow, full awards telecast and "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" as part of the regular WATCH ABC service. Live streaming is currently available through Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, DISH, DirecTV (coming soon), Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse, among others. Once aired, the full Oscars telecast will be available on demand via WATCH ABC for verified viewers for three days. WATCH ABC can be accessed from Oscar.com, ABC.com, or via the WATCH ABC app, which can be downloaded for free at Google Play and the App Store. Verified viewers then log in using their cable or satellite subscription username and password.
On February 23, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" will continue its awards season tradition with the fourth edition of "LIVE's After Oscar(R) Show," airing live in national syndication at 9:00 a.m., ET. The top morning talker's annual post-Oscar show has become one of "LIVE's" most popular episodes, and is broadcast live from the magnificent Dolby Theatre(R) at Hollywood & Highland Center(R). Mere hours after the festivities have wrapped on the same stage, thousands of fans will fill the venue for an action-packed hour celebrating all things Oscar, from the A-list personalities to the incredible fashions, star-studded red carpet and backstage excitement. In the past, award winners such as Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer, Christoph Waltz and Lupita Nyong'o have stopped by to share with the "LIVE" audience their excitement after walking away with their Oscar statuettes.
The 10th annual "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" airs Sunday, February 22 at 12:05 a.m., ET after the late local news and at 10:00 p.m. PT on ABC. Broadcasting from Disney's El Capitan Theater located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of L.A.'s star-studded Walk of Fame, the studio is just steps away from Dolby Theater, home to the "Academy Awards." Kimmel's previous post-Oscar specials have featured viral comedy bits and guest appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, Kevin Spacey, Ellen DeGeneres, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, Morgan Freeman, Billy Crystal, Martin Scorsese, Chris Hemsworth, Christoph Waltz, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gary Oldman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Kingsley, and many more. Over the past six years, the show's post-Oscar comedy bits have racked up over 55 million views on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" YouTube channel.
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