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Academy Awards Names Presenters, Performers

According Awards Daily, Presenters and more announced for 80th Oscars:

At a press conference held at the Academy’s headquarters today (Thursday), Cates and Ganis announced the presenters scheduled to date, including all four of last year’s winners in the acting categories—Alan Arkin, Jennifer Hudson, Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker—as well as Amy Adams, Jessica Alba, Cate Blanchett, Josh Brolin, Steve Carell, George Clooney, Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Patrick Dempsey, Cameron Diaz, Colin Farrell, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Garner, Tom Hanks, Anne Hathaway, Katherine Heigl, Jonah Hill, Dwayne Johnson, Nicole Kidman, James McAvoy, Queen Latifah, Seth Rogen, Martin Scorsese, Hilary Swank, John Travolta, Denzel Washington and Renee Zellweger.

Cates and Ganis also announced the performers of the nominated songs. Amy Adams will sing “Happy Working Song” from “Enchanted” (music by Alan Menken and lyric by Stephen Schwartz). Also from “Enchanted” (and written by Menken and Schwartz) will be “That’s How You Know,” sung by Kristin Chenoweth and Marlon Saunders, and “So Close,” to be performed by Jon McLaughlin.

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova will perform their nominated song, “Falling Slowly,” from the motion picture “Once,” and Jamia Simone Nash will perform “Raise It Up,” from “August Rush,” with the IMPACT Repertory Theatre of Harlem, headed by Jamal Joseph, who shares the song’s music and lyric credit with Charles Mack and Tevin Thomas.

Also scheduled to return to the Oscar telecast team will be writers Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Jon Macks and Bruce Vilanch.

Second-time Oscar show host Jon Stewart will also bring on several writers to work on the telecast.

Also, The International Cinephile Society Nominations are here. Atonement is nominated with another staggering 13 Nominations in the following categories:

  • Picture - Atonement
  • Director - Joe Wright
  • Actor - James McAvoy
  • Actress - Keira Knightley
  • Supporting Actres - Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, and Vanessa Redgrave (all 3 Briony Tallis actresses)
  • Adapted Screenplay - Atonement
  • Cinematography - Atonement
  • Editing - Atonement
  • Production Design - Atonement
  • Original Score - Atonement
  • Ensemble - cast of Atonement

Winners will be announced later this month and will be selected from the following possible candidates, along with a top ten list in Best Picture and Best Film Not in the English Language.


  1. Yay James McAvoy is going to be a presenter. Can't wait to hear Amy Adams perform her Enchanted songs!

  2. It would be nice if Keira is a presenter too. Though I heard a rumor that she may not attend the Oscars this year, just watch it on tv. I hope not. She better be at the Oscars now that it's going to happen. I'd love to see her as a presenter with James and party with her Atonement cast and crew (and celebrate with them) on their achievement for this film.

    Yeah, I can't wait to hear Amy Adams perform her Enchanted songs as well. I enjoyed her in that film and her singing. So looking forward to her performance on Sunday. :)

  3. oh no, I hope it's not true. I'd also love to see Keira there with the rest the rest of the cast and crew.

    Just a day or two now and the oscar winners will be announced! I really hope Atonement wins!!


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