The acting nominees for this year's Oscars may be exclusively Caucasian, but at least the list of presenters has some variety!
After igniting an industry-wide discussion on Hollywood's lack of diversity, the Academy announced the first batch of presenters set to hand out trophies at the prestigious awards show on Thursday!
And unlike the "lily white" nominees, the group of stars scheduled to appear throughout the night are of different races, genders, and even ages!
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Whoopi Goldberg, Benicio Del Toro, and 9-year-old Room actor Jacob Tremblay will take the stage, along with Lady GaGa who's up for her first Oscar for Best Original Song!
Other stars in the music department set to appear are Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, and The Weeknd, while rounding out the actors are Tina Fey, Kevin Hart, Charlize Theron, and Ryan Gosling!
Producers of the show commented on their own inclusive announcement in a statement, saying:
"Each of these artists brings a wonderfully distinctive element to the Oscars stage. Together they represent the many thrilling ways stories can be shared about the human experience, and we're honored they will be part of the celebration."
This is definitely a nice step that echoes the Academy's promise to diversify its membership.
But the sad fact is that we shouldn't be thrilled that some of the presenters are minorities… it should be expected!
What do U think about the slightly less white Oscars?
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