OSCAR® WINNERS BLANCHETT, LETO, MCCONAUGHEY AND
TO RETURN AS PRESENTERS AT 87TH OSCARS®
LOS ANGELES, CA — Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita
Nyong’o, last year’s Oscar winners in the leading actress, supporting actor and
supporting actress categories, will return to present at this year’s Oscars,
show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by
Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.
“The great tradition of having the previous year’s Oscar-winning best actors
and actresses in all 4 categories happily continues this year with the amazing
quartet of Cate, Jared, Matthew and Lupita. We’re thrilled to have them back,”
says Zadan and Meron.
Blanchett has been nominated for six Oscars and has won two, including last
year’s award for “Blue Jasmine.” Her previous win was for Actress in a
Supporting Role for the 2004 film “The Aviator.” Blanchett also received leading
actress nominations for “Elizabeth” (1998) and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”
(2007), and supporting actress nominations for “Notes on a Scandal” (2006) and
“I’m Not There” (2007).
Last year, Leto won the Oscar for Actor in a Supporting Role and McConaughey
for Actor in a Leading Role, both for “Dallas Buyer’s Club.” Nyong’o took home
the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for “12 Years a Slave.”
The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby
Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised
live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced
by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and