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Oscar 2014 Presenters: From Jennifer Lawrence to Hitchcock Heroine

Oscar 2014 presenters Jennifer LawrenceOscar 2014 presenters range from Alfred Hitchcock heroine to '12 Years a Slave' producer (image: Oscar 2014 presenter Jennifer Lawrence)

Expect at least a couple of standing ovations at the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony to be held on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. Oscar 2014 producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced earlier today the complete list of movie celebrities – all actors, including a handful of actor-directors / actor-producers – who will be presenters at the ceremony, to be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, and which will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide – even in the United States, via the ABC network. (See the full list below.)

Among the Oscar 2014 presenters, you'll find a number of past Oscar winners and nominees. With a couple of exceptions, not from the very distant past, mind you, as the overwhelming majority of presenters are performers working in movies and/or television in the early 21st century – those whose names should mean something to television audiences in the 18-49 age bracket that advertisers love so much. In fact, there'll be only five Oscar 2014 presenters whose film careers began in earnest before 1975.

Also, there'll be several black presenters this year – an inevitability considering the nine nominations earned by Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. Yet, whether or not because that film's black actors aren't “TV audience friendly” names, none of the 2014 Oscar ceremony's black presenters is featured in the potential Best Picture winner.

Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence among Oscar 2014 presenters

  • Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams (Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter, The Master, American Hustle)
  • Kristen Bell (Frozen, Veronica Mars)
  • Jessica Biel (Total Recall, Shiva and May)
  • Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dumb and Dumber To)
  • six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close (The World According to Garp, The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons, Albert Nobbs – and to be seen in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • two-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle)
  • Oscar winner Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, in addition to nominations for Volver and Nine)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (August: Osage County, The Hobbit: There and Back Again)
  • two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis (Doubt, The Help)
  • three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood, and Lincoln, plus nominations for In the Name of the Father and Gangs of the New York)
  • two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro (The Godfather: Part II and Raging Bull, plus nominations for Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Awakenings, Cape Fear, and Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Zac Efron (That Awkward Moment, Neighbors)
  • two-time Oscar winner Sally Field (Norma Rae and Places in the Heart, plus a nomination for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln; Field was featured in the 1967 Western Way Out West and in several TV series since the '60s, but her film career began in earnest in the second half of the '70s)
  • Oscar nominee Harrison Ford (Witness, and to be seen in The Expendables 3 and Star Wars: Episode VII)
  • Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (Ray)
  • Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 99 Homes)
  • Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club, Draft Day)
  • Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, also nominated for The Color Purple)
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)
  • Oscar winner Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, in addition to a nomination for Rachel Getting Married)
  • Oscar winner Goldie Hawn (Cactus Flower, in addition to a nomination for Private Benjamin)
  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World, Snow White and the Huntsman)
  • Oscar nominee Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, and to be seen in Good People and Born to Be King)
  • Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, and to be seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Big Game)
  • Oscar winner Angelina Jolie (Girl Interrupted, in addition to a nomination for Changeling)
  • Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station)
  • Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
  • Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook, in addition to nominations for Winter's Bone and American Hustle)
  • Oscar nominee Matthew McConaughey (in the running for Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Ewan McGregor (August: Osage County)
  • Oscar nominee Bill Murray (Lost in Translation)
  • Kim Novak (whose film career began in 1954, and whose movies include Joshua Logan's Picnic and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo)
  • Tyler Perry (the Madea movies)
  • Brad Pitt (one of the producers of 12 Years a Slave)
  • Oscar winner Sidney Poitier (Lilies of the Field, in addition to a nomination for The Defiant Ones)
  • Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
  • two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness)
  • two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects, American Beauty)
  • Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses)
  • Channing Tatum (Jupiter Ascending, 22 Jump Street)
  • Oscar winner Charlize Theron (Monster, in addition to a nomination for North Country)
  • two-time Oscar nominee John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction)
  • two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained)
  • Kerry Washington (Mother and Child, For Colored Girls)
  • Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Noah)
  • two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (21 Grams, The Impossible).

Last year's Best Actress Academy Award winner and Oscar 2014 presenter Jennifer Lawrence photo: © Sara Wood / © A.M.P.A.S.

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