Jennifer Lawrence, Jodie Foster to replace Casey Affleck as Oscars presenter: report
To replace Casey Affleck, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has landed two Oscar-winning actresses.
Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster are set to present the award for Best Actress at Sunday’s 90th Annual Academy Awards, according to Variety.
Traditionally, the Best Actress trophy is presented by the previous year’s Best Actor winner, but Affleck, who won in 2017 for Manchester by the Sea, previously announced he would not attend.
Affleck’s victory was marred by the resurfacing of accusations regarding alleged misconduct by two women who worked on his film I’m Still Here; they filed sexual harassment lawsuits against him in 2010. The claims were settled out of court, and Affleck has consistently denied the allegations.
Variety also reports that Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren will present Best Actor instead of 2017 Best Actress winner Emma Stone.
Representatives for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences did not immediately reply to EW’s request for comment.
The Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on Sunday, March, 4, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.