Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, more to present at Oscars
Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller, and Naomi Watts were all announced as presenters at this year’s Oscars on Wednesday.
Affleck, who is a two-time Oscar winner himself for his work on Good Will Hunting (1997) and Argo (2012), most recently starred opposite current Best Actress nominee, Rosamund Pike, in Gone Girl.
Chastain has received two Oscar nominations, one for Actress in a Leading role in Zero Dark Thirty (2012), and was in several films in 2014, including Interstellar.
Davis has been nominated for two Oscars, one for her leading role in The Help (2011), and the other for a supporting role in Doubt (2008).
MacLaine won Best Actress in 1983 for Terms of Endearment, and five nominations for her work in other films. Hart, currently starring in the comedy The Wedding Ringer, appeared in several films in 2014, including Top Five.
Pine most recently played Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (2014), but is most notable for his role as James Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek franchise. Teller starred in this year’s Best Picture nominee, Whiplash, and appeared in 2013’s The Spectacular Now.
Watts has been nominated twice for Actress in a Leading role, most recently for The Impossible (2012) and appeared in this year’s Best Picture nominee Birdman.
Previously announced presenters include Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, Kerry Washington, and John Travolta, among others.
The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on ABC.