04-Feb-2019 • Actor News
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science has today announced its preliminary list of presenters at their annual awards ceremony, more popularly known as 'The Oscars.'
Daniel Craig was confirmed as one of the first round of award presenters. He is joined by Awkwafina, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, and Constance Wu.
The ceremony will take place on Sunday 24th February at 8pm EST / 5pm PST on ABC in the USA.
It will be perhaps the only awards ceremony that Daniel Craig will present at this season, as it has been widely reported that the Academy has pressured talent not appear anywhere else.
In a statement last month, the Screen Actors Guild union, Sag-Aftra, claimed that an “extraordinary and unwarranted pressure” was being placed on their members. 'We have received multiple reports of these activities and have experienced firsthand the Academy’s graceless pressure tactics and attempts to control the awards show talent pipeline," the statement read. "This self-serving intimidation of SAG-AFTRA members is meant to limit their opportunities to be seen and honor the work of their fellow artists throughout the season. Actors should be free to accept any offer to participate in industry celebrations. The apparent attempt by the Academy to keep our members from presenting on their own awards show is utterly outrageous and unacceptable."