Oscar Nominee Steven Yeun Added To Ensemble Solid Of Academy Award Presenters – Replace

UPDATED, 12:00 PM: Steven Yeun is a shock last-minute add the ensemble forged of Academy Award presenters, the Oscarcast producer mentioned at this time. The Minari star is the primary Asian-American Greatest Actor nominee within the Oscars’ 93-year historical past.

“Shock!” producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh mentioned in a press release. “We’re so excited to welcome Steven to the crew, and he completes our Oscars forged. No, actually, that is it.”

They’d mentioned earlier this week that the additions of Viola Davis and Riz Ahmed would spherical out the presenter lineup.

Together with that duo, Yeun joins a presenter lineup that additionally consists of Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya.

PREVIOUSLY, April 22: Oscar nominees Viola Davis and Riz Ahmed are becoming a member of the ensemble forged slated to current on the 93rd Oscars, present producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh introduced at this time.

Davis, a Greatest Supporting Actress Oscar winner for Fences, is a 4 time nominee and in competition this yr for Greatest Actress in Ma Rainey’s Black Backside, for which she received the SAG Award as Lead Actress. Ahmed, an Emmy winner, is a first-time Oscar nominee within the Greatest Actor class for Sound of Steel.

When requested at Saturday’s press convention if any new additions to the “forged” of presenters can be coming, Soderbergh mentioned they might be asserting two closing names however that “logistics” had been holding up making it public at the moment. One purpose could be that voting nonetheless was happening till Tuesday at 5 p.m. PT and the Academy won’t have wished to present the number of two precise nominees any type of publicity increase by asserting they had been additionally a part of the present. Though it’s fairly frequent to have nominees additionally act as presenters in the identical yr, it appeared that Oscar producers had been avoiding that this time.

“We’re thrilled Viola and Riz have joined our forged,” Collins, Sher and Soderbergh mentioned in a press release. “Despite the fact that they’re nominees, we actually felt they wanted to be part of our Oscar ensemble.”

Ahmed and Davis spherical out the varied lineup that features Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya.

The 93rd Oscars will air dwell on ABC beginning at 5 p.m. PT Sunday from Union Station in Los Angeles, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, worldwide areas by way of satellite tv for pc.

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