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Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Feb. 24, 2014 at 1:41 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.

Telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Monday the complete slate of stars who will present statuettes at the event, which will honor the best in cinema for 2013.

Also expected to help introduce nominees and hand out prizes are Bradley Cooper, Penelope Cruz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner, Whoopi Goldberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Booked to appear as well are Goldie Hawn, Chris Hemsworth, Kate Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Angelina Jolie, Michael B. Jordan, Anna Kendrick, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Bill Murray, Kim Novak, Tyler Perry, Brad Pitt and Sidney Poitier.

The lineup includes Gabourey Sidibe, Will Smith, Kevin Spacey, Jason Sudeikis, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson and Naomi Watts, as well.

Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Day-Lewis and Christoph Waltz -- the winners of the 2013 acting Oscars -- were previously announced as presenters.

"We are very excited that the Hollywood community will be turning out in force for Sunday's Oscar ceremony," Zadan and Meron said in a joint statement. "We sought to include a tremendous diversity of stars to represent not only this year's nominees, but the legacy of the motion picture business as well."

Ellen DeGeneres is to serve as the host of the event, which will air live on ABC.

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