Could Streisand be slated to present Best Picture? Or will she have the honor of presenting the Best Director Oscar to the first female recipient after paving the way 25 years ago?
(via AMPAS press release) Past Oscar winners Kathy Bates, Barbra Streisand and Charlize Theron will join former Oscar nominees Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah and John Travolta as presenters at the 82nd Academy Awards¬Æ, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today. Collectively the group has earned 16 nominations and won four Academy Awards.
Bates won an Academy Award¬Æ for her lead performance in ‚ÄúMisery‚Äù (1990). Streisand won Oscars¬Æ in 1968 for her lead performance in ‚ÄúFunny Girl‚Äù and in 1976 for the Original Song ‚ÄúEvergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born).‚Äù In 2003 Theron received an Academy Award for her lead role in ‚ÄúMonster.‚Äù
Downey earned Oscar nominations for his lead performance in ‚ÄúChaplin‚Äù (1992) and his supporting role in ‚ÄúTropic Thunder (2008). Both Jackson and Queen Latifah received nominations for their supporting roles in ‚ÄúPulp Fiction‚Äù (1994) and ‚ÄúChicago‚Äù (2002), respectively. Travolta earned nominations in the lead acting category for both ‚ÄúSaturday Night Fever‚Äù (1977) and ‚ÄúPulp Fiction‚Äù (1994).
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center¬Æ, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.