Bates, Streisand, Theron, Downey Jr. et al. to Present at 82nd Academy Awards, 3/7
Past Oscar winners Kathy Bates, Barbra Streisand and Charlize Theron will join former Oscar nominees Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah and John Travolta as presenters at the 82nd Academy Awards®, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today. Collectively the group has earned 16 nominations and won four Academy Awards.
Bates won an Academy Award® for her lead performance in "Misery" (1990). Streisand won Oscars® in 1968 for her lead performance in "Funny Girl" and in 1976 for the Original Song "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)." In 2003 Theron received an Academy Award for her lead role in "Monster."
Downey earned Oscar nominations for his lead performance in "Chaplin" (1992) and his supporting role in "Tropic Thunder (2008). Both Jackson and Queen Latifah received nominations for their supporting roles in "Pulp Fiction" (1994) and "Chicago" (2002), respectively. Travolta earned nominations in the lead acting category for both "Saturday Night Fever" (1977) and "Pulp Fiction" (1994).