Oscars Presenters: Morgan Freeman And John Legend Join J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen And Henry Cavill; Dave Grohl Will Give A Special Performance

Posted: Feb 19 2016, 1:54am CST | by , in News | Latest Movie News


Oscars Presenters: Morgan Freeman and John Legend Join J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Henry Cavill; Dave Grohl will Give a Special Performance
  • Hosts declared for the Oscars Backstage on the Academy Awards Official Website

The hosts have been declared for the Oscars Backstage on the Academy Awards official website.

The Oscars Backstage on Oscar.com will be hosted by a group of highly talented television presenters. This platform is the best second screen chance for aficionados who like to watch the show.

Among these luminaries may be included: Orlando Jones, Diane Mizota, Matt Shively, Ben Lyons and Chris Connelly. As for the director’s cut, it will be presented on several sites such as ABCNews.com, AOL, Comcast Xfinity and Yahoo. 

Samsung is the sponsor of the event this year. Via the Oscars Backstage experience, fans will have four channels to choose from. These will in turn lead to over 20 cameras placed strategically on the red carpet as well as backstage.

You will get insider stuff and the most happening and exciting moments will be captured forever. Besides the Director’s Cut other dimensions such as Arrivals, Fashion and Red Carpet will take place.

For the year 2016, Morgan Freeman and John Legend are the main Oscar winners who have been chosen as presenters. They are included alongside J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Henry Cavill. There will be a special performance by Dave Grohl too. 

David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will be introducing Dave Grohl’s performance. The main host is none other than Chris Rock. The show will air on the 28th of February.

John Legend took part in a memorable performance last year. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been nominated for five categories. This is an honor for Abrams who directed the movie.

Hill and Hudlin spoke of how they were “thrilled to be joined by a movie icon, a film-making dynamo, a larger than life action hero, a master of satire and two world-renowned music power-hitters. 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.” 

It appears to be the case that the current year’s presenters have taken an oath to showcase cinematic contributions from a wide range of experiences.

The list of presenters is a reflection of this fact. The 88th Oscars will be hosted at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center.

The show will be broadcast by ABC Television Network to over 225 nations on a worldwide basis. The Oscars are going to be the big one among events which are to appear on the horizon. As for the Oscars Backstage, it will be second to none too. 

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
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Louis Gossett, Jr.
  • Kevin Hart
  • Quincy Jones
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Lady Gaga
  • Byung-hun Lee
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • 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 at Hollywood & Highland Center 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.

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