Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner & More Academy Awards Presenters Confirmed
Two-time Oscar-winner Jane Fonda, TWILIGHT franchise queen Kristen Stewart, stage and screen star Jennifer Garner and 2013 rising multimedia superstar Kerry Washington will all present at the 2013 Academy Awards on Sunday, it has now been confirmed.
In addition to recently appearing on Broadway in 33 VARIATIONS, Fonda has remained a presence in film and television in the last few years following a near-decade-long self-imposed hiatus. She currently appears on HBO's Aaron Sorkin-created drama THE NEWSROOM in a recurring role.
Kerry Washington is having a career-high this year thanks to the mega-hit status of her water cooler-friendly drama series SCANDAL on ABC as well as her unforgettable featured role in Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED and her part in A THOUSAND WORDS. She previously scored a big stage success in David Mamet's RACE.
Jennifer Garner previously graced the Broadway stage opposite Kevin Kline in CYRANO in 2007 and appeared in Disney's THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN with Lin-Manuel Miranda earlier this year.
Fonda, Washington, Garner and Stewart join a starry array of previously announced presenters and performers that includes Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, 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 including Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham, Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.
Don't miss my extensive InDepth InterView with the producers of this year's Academy Awards, kings of the modern movie musical Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, available here.
Visit the official Academy Awards website to view the official press release here.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards airs this Sunday, February 24, at 7 PM on ABC.
From This Author Pat Cerasaro