The 2018 Academy Awards are almost here! In addition to an interesting list of nominees and another monologue packed with jokes from second-time host Jimmy Kimmel, we can expect to see a star-studded lineup of presenters.
In a press release ahead of the 90th annual award show, the Academy released the names of who will be on deck to present when the Oscars air live on Sunday, March 4:
Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone, Daniela Vega, Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Eugenio Derbez, Ansel Elgort, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Eiza González, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Lupita Nyong'o, and Christopher Walken.
"Whether returning to the Oscars stage, or gracing it for the first time, each of these artists bring their own distinguishing and energetic appeal," producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a joint statement. "Their contributions will make for an unforgettable evening."
Ali, Davis, and Stone's presence at the big show is to be expected, since they took home best supporting actor, best supporting actress, and best actress, respectively, last year. Those winners are usually on hand the following year to present for the opposite category (ex: Stone will present the best actor category). Noticeably missing from the group is best actor winner Casey Affleck, who took home the trophy for Manchester by the Sea in 2017.
He will not make an appearance at the Oscars this year due to the lingering sexual assault and harassment allegations that were made against him by two former colleagues. A source tells Deadline that he didn't want to "become a distraction" from the #MeToo movement. Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster will present the award for best actress in his place, Variety reports. A spokesperson for the Academy also told POPSUGAR back in November that the members "appreciate the decision to keep the focus on the show and on the great work of this year."
The rest of the presenters will more than make up for his absence.