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Four more presenters, including Liam Neeson, added to Oscars

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

blogbv218The latest from the Academy: 
 
Actors Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta will present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.
 
Hayek Pinault 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.”
 
They 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, 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, Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron; and performers Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.

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