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First Round of 2019 Oscar Presenters Announced

Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez and Amy Poehler are among the stars tapped to take the Oscar stage as presenters

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    "Crazy Rich Asians" cast members Awkwafina and Constance Wu, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Tina Fey are among the first round of presenters announced Monday for the 91st Academy Awards.

    The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences have also tapped Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron and Tessa Thompson as presenters, Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti and director Glenn Weiss announced.

    Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform during the "In Memoriam" segment, the Academy said. The show will also feature musical performances of the five Original Song nominees.

    Gigliotti and Weiss will announce additional talent joining the show in the coming weeks, the Academy said.

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    There has been some acrimony over exclusive rights to some presenters this year. The Screen Actors Guild earlier criticized the film academy for requiring that its potential presenters not appear at previous awards shows.

    The Oscars will be held on Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC, beginning at 5 p.m. PST.

    The show will be broadcast in more than 225 countries and territories.