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Believe It Or Not, The Oscar Presenters Aren't All White! Find Out Who Will Take The Stage During The Show!

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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!

Related: Straight Outta Compton Cast Wasn't Even INVITED To The Oscars!

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:

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The BRIT Awards Nominations Include Adele, Calvin Harris, And… Amy Winehouse?! Full List HERE!

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The Oscars nominees may have come out today, but things have been just as busy across the pond!

The Academy wasn't the only institution to release its contenders for this year's awards — the nominees for the 2016 BRIT Awards were also revealed on Thursday!

Topping the list with four nominations is (who else?) Adele, who is up for Album of the Year, British Female Solo Artist, British Single, and British Video of the Year!

For the Female Solo Artist category, the crooner will be going up against the late Amy Winehouse, who was nominated for the soundtrack to her Oscar-nominated documentary Amy!

Related: Bowie Smashed An Adele Record The Day After His Passing

Tied with the 25 songstress are breakthrough musicians James Bay and Years & Years, who scored four nods each!

Not far behind are Calvin Harris and Jess Glynne with three nods each!

Adele is also set to take the stage and perform at the ceremony, a tribute to David Bowie — who died earlier this week — is being planned as well.

Check out the full list of nominees (below) and watch The Brits on February 24!

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, & More Stars React To Their Oscar Nominations!

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It's an honor just to be nominated!

That might be something stars say to themselves at risk of not winning an award, but those words rang true for the talented artists nominated for the 2016 Oscars!

Shortly after Thursday morning's announcement gave an interesting mix of first time actors and Academy veterans, stars released statements expressing their honor and gratitude!

Related: 2016 Oscar Nominations — Who Got SNUBBED?

A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Jason Leigh were quick to thank the directors of their respective films, while Brie Larson admitted she was so overcome with joy after getting nominated she was "shaking!"

See what a few of the nominees had to say about being considered for the highest honor in film (below):

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Sam Smith Totally Threw Shade At Radiohead After The Golden Globes — Find Out Why!

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In a brewing feud we're sure will split music fans, Sam Smith is throwing some major shade at Radiohead.

Why?? Well, it all started with Bond. James Bond.

Apparently Radiohead were one of the artists asked to submit a potential theme for the latest Bond film Spectre.

Related: James Bond Alum Pierce Brosnan Slams Spectre As 'Weak'

Though Writing's On The Wall was chosen for the film, the rock band decided to release their unused version, simply titled Spectre, online on Christmas Day for those that wanted to hear it.

Sam wasn't among them.

In the press room after his Golden Globes win for Best Original Song In A Motion Picture, the Stay With Me singer was asked about it and first implied he didn't know who frontman Thom Yorke was, then said of the alternate song:

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Sam Smith's Writing's On The Winner Card! The Singer Wins Best Original Song In A Motion Picture At The Golden Globes!

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There's just something about those James Bond songs!

Three years ago, reigning music queen Adele won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for Skyfall, and now Sam Smith is continuing that trend!

The soulful singer and his co-writer Jimmy Napes took home the trophy for the same award at this year's ceremony for Spectre's theme, Writing's On The Wall!

In the process, they beat out pop powerhouses Max Martin (Love Me Like You Do from Fifty Shades of Grey) and Charlie Puth (See You Again from Furious 7), as well as songwriters Brian Wilson and Scott Bennett (One Kind of Love from Love and Mercy), and David Lang (Simple Song #3 from Youth).

Ch-ch-check out the crooner's full acceptance speech (above)!

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Sam Smith Got Four New Tattoos — Found Out What Each One Means HERE!

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Get the low-down on Sam's new tats!

Sam Smith is no newbie to getting inked.

The soulful singer showed off four new tattoos on Monday, but wanted to let his 6 million Instagram followers know that they're actually super significant!

The 23-year-old took to the photo-sharing site to post close-up pics of each new design, and explained their meanings in the captions!

Related: Sam Remembers Meeting The Royal Family!

The first image the English crooner shared shows two red lines on his left ring finger, which represents his passion for love and marriage equality, writing:

"First one - the equality sign on my wedding finger. This ones pretty self explanatory. It shows my views on gay marriage and equality for all x"

Ch-ch-check it out (below)!

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