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Oscars 2017: Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson named among final presenters


Fans will get a healthy helping of familiar faces during Sunday night’s Oscars telecast.

On Friday, Feb. 24, the 89th Annual Academy Awards announced the final slate of presenters and its chock full of Hollywood veterans, comedians, and American sweethearts. Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek and Meryl Streep have been named among the final group of Oscar presenters. According to showrunners Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, they’ll be in good company, joined by Hidden Figures stars Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson as well as funny men Seth Rogen and Vince Vaughn.

Michael J. Fox, star of 1985’s highest-grossing film Back to the Future, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Faye Dunaway and Dev Patel round out the list of A-list faces you can expect to see taking the stage at the Dolby Theatre.

Previously reported, Oscar presenters include Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, Halle Berry, John Cho, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Brie Larson, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Mann, Kate McKinnon, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Mark Rylance, Hailee Steinfeld, Emma Stone, Charlize Theron and Alicia Vikander.

Meanwhile, Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli’i Cravalho, Sting and Justin Timberlake are set to perform.

“No matter who you are or where you live, movies bring us together,” said De Luca and Todd in a previous statement. “Through indelible, fearless performances these extraordinary actors help make it happen. We are thrilled to welcome them to the 89th Oscars stage.”

Hosted by funny man Jimmy Kimmel, it all goes down live, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, on ABC at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, and will be broadcast in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Will you be watching? Tell us your predictions in the comment section below.

Will you be watching? Tell us your predictions in the comment section below.