After a slow roll-out of announcements that began a few weeks ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the full list of presenters for the upcoming 86th Academy Awards ceremony. As expected, there are plenty of previous winners poised to make appearances, including all four of last year’s acting winners (Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Christoph Waltz, and Anne Hathaway), as well as some members of “young Hollywood” to appeal to the younger viewers (Anna Kendrick, Michael B. Jordan, Emma Watson, Zac Efron, Channing Tatum). On the “legends” side of things, we can also look forward to seeing presentations from Sidney Poitier and Bill Murray.
Hit the jump to take a look at the full list of presenters, and if you missed our latest Oscar-themed episode of our podcast The Collision, click here. The Oscars will air on ABC this Sunday, March 2nd.
Pajiba is reporting that Denzel Washington and Will Smith are in talks to co-star in a remake of Uptown Saturday Night. The 1974 comedy was directed by Sidney Poitier and starred Poitier and Bill Cosby as two friends who meet up at a nightclub and get robbed of their wallets only to discover the next morning that one of their wallets contained a winning lottery ticket. Mark and Robb Cullen (Cop Out) are currently rewriting the script with David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) attached to direct.
As fun as this team up might be, you should keep in mind that this film is still in its earliest stages of development. Both stars have a lot of projects coming up and if you’re a regular reader of this site, you know that there is a lot of shuffling involved before a project is properly set up and go ahead with production. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for this one though since I would like to see this acting duo working together, especially in a comedy.
As always, we’ll keep you updated.