Liam Neeson and John Travolta to Present at the '85th Annual Academy Awards'

In addition, Salma Hayak Pinnault and Melissa McCarthy have been added to the presenters lineup for the ceremony, airing Sunday, February 24 on ABC.
Liam Neeson is added to the presenters lineup at the 85th Annual Academy Awards
Liam Neeson is added to the presenters lineup at the 85th Annual Academy Awards
Actors Salma Hayek Pinnault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta will present on the 85th Annual Academy Awards telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

Hayek Pinnault earned an Oscar nomination for her leading performance in Frida. She will be seen next in Grown Ups 2.

McCarthy earned a nomination for her performance in a supporting role in the 2011 hit film Bridesmaids. She stars in the recently released film Identity Thief and will be seen next in The Heat.

Neeson received an Oscar nomination for his leading role in Best Picture winner Schindler's List. His other credits include Taken, Batman Begins, Love Actually, Gangs of New York and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Travolta has been nominated twice for Actor in a Leading Role 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 Pinnault, 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 and Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted, and Marvel's The Avengers cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; Chicago cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; special guests Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe; and performers Adele, Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

The Academy Awards episode 61.1, "The 85th Annual Academy Awards" stars Seth MacFarlane and is directed by Don Mischer.



Sources: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Comments (8)

  1. Sean

    @redcameraman Yeah, that will be pretty cool.

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  2. Worth5Bucks

    sounds classy

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  3. CelluloidDreams

    Liam Neeson ...Coooool........John Travolta..not so cool!

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  4. The Knight Has Risen

    He's gonna go Taken on their asses for not nominating him for The Grey! lol

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  5. ROFLitschristian

    Liam Neeson? F*ck yes!

    John Travolta? Ohhhh...

    1 year agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  6. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Liam Neeson? Presenting at the Oscars? HELL YEAH! :-)

    1 year agoby @redcameramanFlag

  7. Ledouchee

    I'm sure Melissa McCarthy will have some choice barbs for Rex Reed

    1 year agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Grease and Schindler on stage :D

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