Full List of 2012 Oscar Presenters Includes Christian Bale, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis and the Cast of BRIDESMAIDS

     February 23, 2012

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We’re only a few short days away from the 84th Academy Awards, which means all that prognosticating and “fake controversy” business will finally come to an end on Monday morning. Until next year, that is. Nevertheless, a number of presenters have been announced over the past few weeks and we figured we’d bring you a full list of all the pretty celebrities scheduled to appear during Sunday night’s telecast. Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Emma Stone, The Muppets and the leading ladies from Bridesmaids will (hopefully) be bringing the funny, and today the Academy announced that last year’s winners in the acting categories will return to present. I really, really liked the way the awards were given out a few years back with past winners speaking directly to each of the nominees, so I’m hoping Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Natalie Portman, and Colin Firth will be doing something similar.

Hit the jump to read the full list of presenters and performers, and be sure to check back this weekend to see how yours truly and Matt Goldberg think the awards will stack up in our predictions feature. Billy Crystal hosts the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26th.

2012-oscar-academy-awards-posterHere’s the full list of presenters as of February 23rd:

  • Christian Bale
    • Bale received an Oscar® for his supporting role in “The Fighter.”
  • Halle Berry
    • Berry won an Oscar® in 2001 for her lead performance in “Monster’s Ball.”
  • The “Bridesmaids” Cast
    • Six actresses – Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig – from the hit comedy “Bridesmaids” will be presenters at the 84th Academy Awards. McCarthy received her first Oscar® nomination this year for her supporting role in the film, and Wiig also became a first-time nominee for the film’s original screenplay.
  • Cirque du Soleil®
    • The troupe Will Pay Tribute to Hollywood’s Biggest Night with Its Largest Ensemble Cast Ever Assembled in One Act
  • Bradley Cooper
    • Cooper will be seen next in “The Words” and, later this year, in “The Place Beyond the Pines” and “The Silver Linings Playbook.”
  • Tom Cruise
    • Cruise was nominated for his lead performances in “Born on the Fourth of July” and “Jerry Maguire.”  He also was nominated for his supporting role in “Magnolia.”
  • Penélope Cruz
    • Cruz won an Oscar in 2008 for her supporting role in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” She was also nominated for her lead performance in “Volver” (2006) and for her supporting role in “Nine” (2009).
  • Cameron Diaz
    • Diaz will be seen next in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Gambit.”
  • Michael Douglas
    • Douglas won an Oscar for his lead performance in “Wall Street” (1987) and a Best Picture award as a producer of “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975).
  • Will Ferrell
    • Ferrell’s film credits include “Everything Must Go,” “Blades of Glory,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “The Producers,” “Bewitched,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Elf” and “Old School.”
  • Tina Fey
    • Fey came to prominence as a regular on “Saturday Night Live” and currently stars in, produces and writes for the Emmy®-winning comedy series “30 Rock.”
  • Colin Firth
    • Two-time nominee Firth took home an Academy Award for his lead performance in “The King’s Speech.”
  • Zach Galifianakis
    • Galifianakis, who was recently seen in “The Muppets,” will be making his first Oscar show appearance. His other film credits include “Puss in Boots,” “Due Date,” “Dinner for Schmucks,” “Up in the Air,” “What Happens in Vegas,” “Into the Wild” and the two “Hangover” films.
  • Tom Hanks
    • Hanks, who is a governor of the Academy, won consecutive Oscars® in 1993 and 1994 for his lead performances in “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.”
  • Angelina Jolie
    • In 1999 Jolie took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Girl, Interrupted,” and she received a nomination in 2008 for her lead performance in “Changeling.”
  • Milla Jovovich
    • Jovovich hosted the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 11
  • Melissa Leo
    • Leo received an Oscar® for her supporting role in “The Fighter.”
  • Jennifer Lopez
    • Lopez, who serves as a judge on “American Idol,” will be seen next in the feature “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and recently completed work on “Parker” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”
  • Natalie Portman
    • Two-time nominee Portman took home an Academy Award for her lead performance in “Black Swan.”
  • Chris Rock
    • In 2005 Rock served as host of the 77th Academy Awards.  He will be seen next in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “2 Days in New York.”
  • Ben Stiller
    • Stiller will be playing the title character in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which he is also directing, and will be seen next in “Neighborhood Watch.”
  • Emma Stone
    • Stone appears in the Best Picture nominee “The Help.” Her other film credits include “Crazy, Stupid, Love.,” “Friends with Benefits,” “Easy A” and “Superbad.”
  • Meryl Streep
    • Streep, who is nominated for her lead performance in “The Iron Lady,” has been nominated a total of 17 times – the most for any performer in Oscar history.
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