OSCAR® Winners Morgan Freeman and John Legend Added As Presenters; Dave Grohl To Give Special Performance

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Oscar® winners Morgan Freeman and John Legend have been added to the list of presenters along with J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Henry Cavill for the 88th Oscars® telecast hosted by Chris Rock.

Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin also announced a special performance by Dave Grohl for the 88th annual event, airing live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.  

The most recent list of presenters marks the return of Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan Freeman and John Legend. J.J. Abrams, Henry Cavill and Dave Grohl take to the Oscar stage for the first time.

“We’re thrilled to be joined by a movie icon, a filmmaking dynamo, a larger than life action hero, a master of satire  and two world renowned music power-hitters, “said Hill and Hudlin. “This year’s show reflects a commitment to showcase cinematic contributions from a variety of genres and this latest list of presenters reflects just that.”   

Previously announced presenters and performers include:

Patricia Arquette
Abraham Attah
Cate Blanchett
Emily Blunt
Louis C.K.
Steve Carell
Priyanka Chopra
Common
Russell Crowe
Benicio del Toro
Chris Evans
Tina Fey
Ryan Gosling
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Kevin Hart
Quincy Jones
Michael B. Jordan
Lady Gaga
Byung-hun Lee
Jennifer Garner
Whoopi Goldberg
Jared Leto
Rachel McAdams  
Julianne Moore
Olivia Munn
Dev Patel
Eddie Redmayne
Daisy Ridley
Margot Robbie
Jason Segel
Andy Serkis
Sarah Silverman
J.K. Simmons
Sam Smith
Charlize Theron
Jacob Tremblay
Sofia Vergara
Kerry Washington
The Weeknd
Pharrell Williams
Reese Witherspoon

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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