Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta Named as Presenters at Oscars

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February 18th, 2013

via press release:

OSCAR®-NOMINATED ACTORS SALMA HAYEK PINAULT, MELISSA McCARTHY,

LIAM NEESON AND JOHN TRAVOLTA NAMED AS PRESENTERS AT OSCARS ON ABC

 

Actors Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta will present on ABC’s Oscar® telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

 

Hayek Pinault earned an Oscar-nomination for her leading performance in “Frida.” She will be seen next in “Grown Ups 2.”

 

McCarthy earned a nomination for her performance in a supporting role in the 2011 hit film, “Bridesmaids.” She stars in the recently released film “Identity Thief,” and will be seen next in “The Heat.”

 

Neeson received an Oscar nomination for his leading role in Best Picture winner “Schindler’s List.” His other credits include “Taken,” “Batman Begins,” “Love Actually,” “Gangs of New York” and “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.”

 

Travolta has been nominated twice for Actor in a Leading Role for “Saturday Night Fever” and “Pulp Fiction.” His other credits include “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” “Hairspray,” “Be Cool,” “Swordfish,” “Face/Off” and “Grease.”

 

Hayek Pinault, McCarthy, Neeson and Travolta join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters including Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and "Marvel's The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; "Chicago" cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron; and performers Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

 

ABOUT THE ACADEMY

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

 
  • Bob

    Wow, those are some pretty big presents! Can’t fit those under the Christmas tree.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    Go Salma!!

  • Barbarossa

    Not the films from Neeson I would’ve listed but…

  • DW

    i’ll only watch the oscars if Liam comes out saying that line from taken. then i might , just might watch.

  • Shelley Cranley

    I will be in the TV-viewing audience hoping Liam Neeson casts that charming smile of his my way; if he wants to share it with the rest of the world, that’s okay too!

  • forg

    Go Sookie!

  • Mike9

    Quickly! There’s no time! I have to tell the winner of this category!

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