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[02/18/16 - 08:00 AM]
Morgan Freeman, John Legend, J.J. Abrams and More Added to List of Presenters for the 88th Oscars(R) Telecast
The most recent list of presenters marks the return of Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan Freeman and John Legend.

[via press release from ABC]

OSCAR(R) WINNERS MORGAN FREEMAN AND JOHN LEGEND ADDED AS PRESENTERS, ALONG WITH J.J. ABRAMS, SACHA BARON COHEN AND HENRY CAVILL

DAVE GROHL WILL GIVE A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

Oscar(R) winners Morgan Freeman and John Legend have been added to the list of presenters, along with J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Henry Cavill, for the 88th Oscars? telecast. Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin also announced a special performance by Dave Grohl for the 88th annual event, hosted by Chris Rock, airing live Oscar SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, on ABC.

The most recent list of presenters marks the return of Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan Freeman and John Legend. J.J. Abrams, Henry Cavill and Dave Grohl take to the Oscar stage for the first time.

"We're thrilled to be joined by a movie icon, a filmmaking dynamo, a larger than life action hero, a master of satire and two world renowned music power-hitters, "said Hill and Hudlin. "This year's show reflects a commitment to showcase cinematic contributions from a variety of genres, and this latest list of presenters reflects just that."

Previously announced presenters and performers include:

Patricia Arquette
Abraham Attah
Cate Blanchett
Emily Blunt
Louis C.K.
Steve Carell
Priyanka Chopra
Common
Russell Crowe
Benicio del Toro
Chris Evans
Tina Fey
Jennifer Garner
Whoopi Goldberg
Ryan Gosling
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Kevin Hart
Quincy Jones
Michael B. Jordan
Lady Gaga
Byung-hun Lee
Jared Leto
Rachel McAdams
Julianne Moore
Olivia Munn
Dev Patel
Eddie Redmayne
Daisy Ridley
Margot Robbie
Jason Segel
Andy Serkis
Sarah Silverman
J.K. Simmons
Sam Smith
Charlize Theron
Jacob Tremblay
Sofia Vergara
Kerry Washington
The Weeknd
Pharrell Williams
Reese Witherspoon

"The 88th Oscars" will be held on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, at the Dolby Theatre(R) at Hollywood & Highland Center(R) in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

On February 29, 2016, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" will continue its awards season tradition with the fifth edition of "LIVE's After Oscar Show," airing live in national syndication at 9:00 a.m. EST. The top morning talker's annual post-Oscar telecast has become one of its most popular episodes, and is broadcast 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, Kelly and Michael have welcomed award winners such as Lupita Nyong'o, Octavia Spencer, Christoph Waltz, and the cast of Best Picture winner "The Artist," as well as 2015 Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris.

The 11th annual "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Oscars" special will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 28, after the late local news EST/CST and at 10 p.m. PST on the ABC Television Network.





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