Hollywood’s biggest night is fast approaching, and the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences has just announcing its first round of presenters for this year’s Oscars.
Other announced presenters include Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron, Awkwafina and Constance Wu.
The academy has chosen to go without a host this year following Kevin Hart’s decision to back out of the gig. The comic bowed out after being confronted with homophobic tweets he’d sent in the past.
“This is an important moment in Oscar history,” said the academy’s CEO, Dawn Hudson. “This year’s show maintains Oscar traditions and is also evolving to reflect our global audience.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.