Oscar Presenters: Melissa Leo, Christian Bale, Colin Firth And Natalie Portman Return To Academy Awards
All four of last year's acting winners -- Christian Bale, Colin Firth, Natalie Portman and Melissa Leo -- will return to present at the Oscar ceremony this Sunday, producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced Thursday.
We assume Leo, who claimed her statuette for her role in "The Fighter," will riff on her f-bomb gaffe from last year. And she might name-drop her presenter, Kirk Douglas who famously stalled for several moments before naming her as the winner. She then asked him out, saying, "You're pretty good looking. What are you doing later?" (This year her pool of potential Oscar dates, if she presents the Best Supporting Actor award, is Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Nick Nolte, Jonah Hill and Kenneth Branagh.)
The Oscared foursome join previously announced presenters, Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Michael Douglas, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Zach Galifianakis, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Kristen Wiig and, of course, Miss Piggy and Kermit.
ABC will broadcast the 84th Annual Academy Awards live coast-to-coast this Sunday from ... can we still call it the Kodak Theater? We'll just refer to it as the Hollywood & Highland Center until a new sponsor comes forward.