Jane Fonda, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Garner, and Kerry Washington have been added as Oscar 2013 ceremony presenters, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced. (Image: Kristen Stewart and Al Franken at the Academy's Governors Awards last December.)
Daughter of Henry Fonda (Oscar nominee for John Ford's The Grapes Wrath and winner for Mark Rydell's On Golden Pond) and sister of Peter Fonda (nominated for Victor Nuñez's Ulee's Gold), Jane Fonda has received seven Academy Award nominations, winning Best Actress Oscars for Alan J. Pakula's Klute (1971), opposite Donald Sutherland, and Hal Ashby's Coming Home, opposite Jon Voight and Bruce Dern.
Jane Fonda's other Best Actress nominations were for Sydney Pollack's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), with Michael Sarrazin and Susannah York; Fred Zinnemann's Julia (1977), with Vanessa Redgrave and Jason Robards; James Bridges' The China Syndrome (1979), with Jack Lemmon; and Sidney Lumet's The Morning After (1986), with Jeff Bridges. Additionally, Fonda was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for On Golden Pond, co-starring Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn.
Kristen Stewart is best known for playing Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga movies based on Stephenie Meyer's novels: Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight, Chris Weitz's New Moon, David Slade's Eclipse, and Bill Condon's Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Breaking Dawn Part 2. Stewart's Twilight co-stars are Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
Kristen Stewart's other movies include Walter Salles' On the Road, with Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley; Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman, with Chris Hemsworth; Jake Scott's Welcome to the Rileys, with James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo; David Fincher's The Panic Room, with Jodie Foster; Greg Mottola's Adventureland, with Ryan Reynolds and Jesse Eisenberg; and Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways, with Dakota Fanning.
Jennifer Garner's film credits include Peter Hedges' The Odd Life of Timothy Green, with Joel Edgerton; Jason Winer's Arthur, with Russell Brand and Helen Mirren; Garry Marshall's all-star Valentine's Day, with Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, and others; and Jason Reitman's Juno, with Ellen Page and Jason Bateman.
Jennifer Garner will next be seen in Jean-Marc Vallée's Dallas Buyers Club, with Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Steve Zahn. Garner's husband, Ben Affleck, is himself vying for an Oscar, as one of the producers of Best Picture nominee Argo. Affleck is also an Oscar 2013 presenter.
Kerry Washington is featured in Best Picture nominee Django Unchained, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx (Washington's leading man in Taylor Hackford's Ray). Among Washington's other movie credits are Tim Story's Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, with Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba; Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls, with Kimberly Elise and Janet Jackson; Kevin Macdonald's The Last King of Scotland, with James McAvoy and Forest Whitaker; and Doug Liman's Mr. & Mrs. Smith, with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Jane Fonda, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Garner, and Kerry Washington join long list of Oscar 2013 presenters
Jane Fonda, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Garner, and Kerry Washington will join Oscar 2013 presenters Paul Rudd, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Jean Dujardin, Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, John Travolta, and Halle Berry.
Plus Reese Witherspoon, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer, Michael Douglas, Salma Hayek, Mark Wahlberg, Ted, Jamie Foxx; Chicago cast members Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones; The Avengers' Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson; plus Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Kristen Stewart's Snow White and the Huntsman co-star Charlize Theron.
Oscar 2013 performers include Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Adele, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Helena Bonham Carter, Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones, Russell Crowe, and Aaron Tveit.
Oscar 2013 nominations
Best Picture Oscar: Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild, Michael Haneke's Amour, David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, Ben Affleck's Argo, Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, Ang Lee's Life of Pi, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. Best Director nominees: Haneke, Lee, Zeitlin, Russell, Spielberg.
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln; Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables; Helen Hunt, The Sessions; Amy Adams, The Master; Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook.
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master; Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook; Alan Arkin, Argo; Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln; Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained.
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour; Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty; Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild; Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook; Naomi Watts, The Impossible.
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook; Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables; Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln; Denzel Washington, Flight; Joaquin Phoenix, The Master.
Best Foreign Language Film nominees: Kim Nguyen's War Witch; Michael Haneke's Amour; Pablo Larraín's No; Nikolaj Arcel's A Royal Affair; Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg's Kon-Tiki.
Hosted by Seth MacFarlane, the Oscar ceremony 2013 will be held on February 24.
Kristen Stewart and Al Franken photo: Richard Harbaugh / © Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.