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Oscars 2021

2021 Oscars Awards: hosts, presenters and performances

Last year's acting awards winners, Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt and Renée Zellweger, lead an all-star cast at the 93rd Academy Awards.

A step-and-repeat backdrop for the Academy Awards red carpet is pictured at Union Station, one of the locations for Sunday's 93rd Academy Awards, April 24, 2021, in Los Angeles

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday 25 April at the Dolby Theatre and Union Station after a two-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas announced the nominees in March and the winners will be unveiled by a star-studded line-up of hosts in Los Angeles and around the world via satellite in a gala broadcast across 225 countries and territories.

Oscars 2021: confirmed hosts

The ceremony will be directed by veteran live event maestro Glenn Weiss and produced by Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh. Among the confirmed hosts for the Oscars are:

Riz Ahmed

Angela Bassett

Halle Berry

Bong Joon Ho

Don Cheadle

Bryan Cranston

Viola Davis

Laura Dern

Harrison Ford

Regina King

Marlee Matlin

Rita Moreno

Joaquin Phoenix

Brad Pitt

Reese Witherspoon

Steven Yeun

Renée Zellweger


Oscars 2021: live performances

Before the ceremony gets underway, the songs nominated for Best Original Song will be performed live, four of them on the rooftop of the Dolby Theatre and one from Húsavík, Iceland.

The five nominated songs and their performers are:

Celeste: Hear My Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7

H.E.R.: Fight for You from Judas and the Black Messiah

Laura Pausini with Diane Warren: lo sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead

Leslie Odom Jr.: Speak Now from One Night in Miami…

Molly Sandén: Husavik from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga