J.J. Abrams and Henry Cavill Join the 2016 Oscars Presenters List

JJ Abrams at Star Wars Event
Director J.J. Abrams at the “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced another batch of celebrities set to present at the 2016 Oscars. The newly added presenters include Star Wars: The Force Awakens filmmaker J.J. Abrams, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill, Sacha Baron Cohen (soon to be seen in The Brothers Grimsby), Oscar winner John Legend, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman. Commenting on the new presenters, Oscar show producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin stated, “We’re thrilled to be joined by a movie icon, a filmmaking dynamo, a larger than life action hero, a master of satire and two world renowned music power-hitters. This year’s show reflects a commitment to showcase cinematic contributions from a variety of genres and this latest list of presenters reflects just that.”

The 88th Academy Awards will be hosted by Chris Rock and will air live from Hollywood on ABC on February 28, 2016. Previously announced presenters and performers:

    Patricia Arquette
    Abraham Attah
    Cate Blanchett
    Emily Blunt
    Louis C.K.
    Steve Carell
    Priyanka Chopra
    Russell Crowe
    Benicio del Toro
    Chris Evans
    Tina Fey
    Ryan Gosling
    Louis Gossett, Jr.
    Kevin Hart
    Quincy Jones
    Michael B. Jordan
    Lady Gaga
    Byung-hun Lee
    Jennifer Garner
    Whoopi Goldberg Jared Leto
    Rachel McAdams
    Julianne Moore
    Olivia Munn
    Dev Patel
    Eddie Redmayne
    Daisy Ridley
    Margot Robbie
    Jason Segel
    Andy Serkis
    Sarah Silverman
    J.K. Simmons
    Sam Smith
    Charlize Theron
    Jacob Tremblay
    Sofia Vergara
    Kerry Washington
    The Weeknd
    Pharrell Williams
    Reese Witherspoon

Complete List of 2016 Oscar Nominees