Lady Gaga and Kevin Costner, among the celebrities who will present the Oscars
Los Angeles (USA), March 3 Lady Gaga, Kevin Costner, Zöe Kravitz, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock and Yuh-Jung will be among the celebrities who will present the Oscars at the next ceremony on March 27. The Hollywood Academy announced this Thursday the first batch of guests at its grand gala, which will again have the figure of the master of ceremonies, although it will divide the task of driving between three women: Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes . While the three actresses present the gala, the rest of the invited celebrities will take care of announcing the winners of each category. The presence of Lady Gaga stands out, who will ultimately attend the ceremony despite not getting her long-awaited Best Leading Actress nomination for bringing Patrizia Reggiani to life in ‘House of Gucci’, a role for which she was among the pool favorites. For its part, the organization assured that it would announce the names of the other winners in the coming days. The Oscars gala will see a significant change this year, as the winners of 8 categories will be announced one hour before the start of the televised ceremony, in an attempt to lighten the gala and increase viewership data after the recorded minimum in recent editions. Then, during the broadcast, a summary will be broadcast with the reactions of the winners. The categories involved are Best Documentary, Best Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Short Film, Best Animated Short Film and Best Soundtrack. The decision, announced last week, was received like a jug of cold water by some contenders for the award, with some coming forward proposing a boycott and threatening not to show up for the event. At the competitive level, “The Power of the Dog”, “Licorice Pizza”, “Coda”, “Don’t Look Up”, “King Richard”, “Nightmare Alley”, “Drive My Car”, “Dune”, ” Belfast” and “West Side Story” are this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees. Penelope Cruz (“Madres Paralelas”), Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), Olivia Colman (“The Lost Girl”), Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”) and Nicole Kidman (“Being The Ricardos”) compete for Oscar for Best Leading Actress. And Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”), Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick? Boom!”), Will Smith (“King Richard”) and Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”) are competing for the Best Leading Actor statuette.