The Academy has added actors Salma
Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta
to its star-studded list of Oscar presenters.
Hayek earned an Oscar nomination for her leading
performance in Frida. She will be seen next in Grown Ups
McCarthy earned a nomination for her performance in a
supporting role in the 2011 hit film Bridesmaids and
currently stars in comedy Identity Thief.
Neeson received an Oscar nomination for his leading role
in Best Picture winner for Schindler's List. His other
credits include Taken, Batman Begins, Love Actually,
Gangs of New York and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom
Travolta has been nominated twice in the best actor
category for Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. His
other credits include The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,
Hairspray, Be Cool, Swordfish, Face/Off and Grease.
Hayek, McCarthy, Neeson and Travolta join a stellar list
of previously announced Oscar presenters including Ben
Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry,
Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark
Wahlberg, Robert Downey Jr, Samuel L Jackson, Chris Evans,
Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.
2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer,
Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep are also in the list among
many other Hollywood biggies.
The Academy award ceremony will take place on Sunday,
February 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland
The ceremony will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane.