And we’re getting excited already…
From the editors of InStyle US
Words by Olivia Bahou
The 2018 Oscars are still days away but we already know it’s going to be an incredible show. How, you ask? The Academy released its list of performers, and it’s truly star-studded.
Mary J. Blige will take the stage to perform her Oscar-nominated song ‘Mighty River’ from Mudbound. The multi-talented star is also up for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in the film.
Along with Blige, Common, Gael García Bernal, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, and Sufjan Stevens will perform during the 2018 Academy Awards.
In addition to the star-studded performance roster, you can expect Oscars cameos from the newly announced third wave of distinguished presenters: Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Dave Chappelle, Eugenio Derbez, Ansel Elgort, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Eiza González, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Lupita Nyong’o and Christopher Walken.
Margot Robbie received her first Best Actress Oscar nomination this year for her incredible portrayal of Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, and we already know for sure that she’ll take the stage during the ceremony—as a presenter. The second round of Oscars presenters was announced last week, and it includes some major names in film.
Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Kelly Marie Tran, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Armie Hammer, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Marie Saint, and Wes Studi were announced as the second round of presenters who will take the stage to announce the 2018 Oscar winners.
Along with Robbie, some incredible Academy Award nominees and winners were among the first presenters announced the week prior. Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Emma Stone, Greta Gerwig, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, and Daniela Vega will also present during the 2018 Academy Awards.
‘Whether returning to the Oscars stage, or gracing it for the first time, each of these artists bring their own distinguishing and energetic appeal,’ producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement. ‘Their contributions will make for an unforgettable evening.’
Along with these presenters, Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars for the second year in a row, and it’s sure to make for one entertaining night.
Catch the 2018 Oscars on Sunday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET.