More stars announced to present Oscars – Travolta, Douglas, Foxx, Neeson and more
Michael Douglas (Jim Spellman/WireImage); Jamie Foxx (Jim Spellman/WireImage); John Travolta (JB Lacroix/WireImage); Liam Neeson (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
The Academy Awards are Hollywood's night to show off to the world, and as they've been doing for the past few weeks, the show's producers have rounded up several more A-list stars to hand out trophies when the Oscars are broadcast live Sunday night.
Four past Academy Award nominees have been confirmed to be among the presenters featured on the telecast: Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek Pinault, and John Travolta. Also on deck are two others stars who actually took home awards, Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx.
McCarthy, who recently confirmed her status as a box office attraction in "Identity Theft," was up for Best Supporting Actress last year for her role in "Bridesmaids." Neeson, who had a profitable 2012 with "Taken 2," and "The Dark Night Rises," was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in 1993's "Schindler's List." Salma Hayek Pinault, when she was still just Salma Hayek, received a Best Actress nomination for playing artist Frida Khalo in 2002's "Frida," a passion project she also produced. And Travolta has been nominated twice in two decades for the Best Actor prize - he was cited in 1977 for his breakout role in the disco drama "Saturday Night Fever," and again in 1994 when he made his comeback in "Pulp Fiction."
Michael Douglas has brought home Oscars as both an actor and a producer; he was named Best Actor in 1987 for his role as a ruthless financier in "Wall Street," and in 1975, he earned a Best Picture trophy as one of the producers of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest."
And Jamie Foxx, currently demonstrating his skills with a gun in "Django Unchained," received the Best Actor award in 2005 for playing the title role in the Ray Charles biopic "Ray." He was also nominated as Best Supporting Actor the same year, for "Collateral."
The producers of the 2013 Oscar telecast, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, also announced that Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd will be appearing as presenters; neither have been nominated for Oscars, but they're popular and photogenic, so no one is likely to mind.
The 2013 Academy Awards will be broadcast Sunday, February 24 on ABC.