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The Oscars are almost here. Can you feel it?

Now that awards season’s premier ceremony is just a few days away, the night’s presenters (43 in total!) have all been announced—as well as the names of a slew of performers, several of whom are participating in mysterious, as-yet-undefined “special sequences.” Here’s the latest information on what we can expect at the 87th Academy Awards—we’ll update the list if more names continue to roll in.


  • Host Neil Patrick Harris, who will perform “an original multimedia, musical sequence” called “Moving Pictures,” penned by Oscar-winning Frozen songwriting team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
  • Adam Levine, performing the Oscar-nominated “Lost Stars” from the film Begin Again (which features Levine)
  • Common and John Legend, performing the Oscar-nominated “Glory” from the film Selma
  • Rita Ora, performing the Oscar-nominated “Grateful” from the film Beyond the Lights
  • Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island, performing the Oscar-nominated “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie
  • Tim McGraw, performing the Oscar-nominated “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from the documentary Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me
  • Anna Kendrick, performing “something special that is sure to be an ‘Only on the Oscars’ moment,” according to producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
  • Jack Black, who will join “a very special sequence”
  • Jennifer Hudson in another unspecified musical sequence
  • Lady Gaga, ditto


  • Ansel Elgort
  • Ben Affleck
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Channing Tatum
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Chloë Grace Moretz
  • Chris Evans
  • Chris Pine
  • Chris Pratt
  • Dakota Johnson
  • David Oyelowo
  • Eddie Murphy
  • Felicity Jones
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Idris Elba
  • Jared Leto
  • Jason Bateman
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Jessica Chastain
  • John Travolta
  • Josh Hutcherson
  • Kerry Washington
  • Kevin Hart
  • Liam Neeson
  • Lupita Nyong’o
  • Margot Robbie
  • Marion Cotillard
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Meryl Streep
  • Miles Teller
  • Naomi Watts
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Sienna Miller
  • Terrence Howard
  • Viola Davis
  • Zoe Saldana