Jennifer Lopez, Chris Evans, more to present at 2019 Oscars

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There has been some acrimony over exclusive rights to some presenters this year.

"After that, it was pretty clear that we were going to stay the course", she explained.

A publicist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reportedly confirmed to Fox News that the show would go on without a central host for only the second time in the awards' history.

The Oscars host traditionally opens the ceremony with a comedic monologue focusing on celebrities, the state of the movie industry as well as cultural and political issues.

On Monday they announced the first wave of presenters, which include Oscar winners Brie Larson and Whoopi Goldberg, Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Chris Evans and Tessa Thompson, Crazy Rich Asians co-stars Constance Wu and Awkwafina, as well as Jennifer Lopez, Daniel Craig, Charlize Theron and comediennes Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph. "It is a celebration of our universal love of movies". More presenters are set to be unveiled in the weeks ahead.

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Burke added during the panel that she believed producers made a wise choice when they chose to go without a host for the awards ceremony, according to Entertainment Tonight. "Donna and Glenn will deliver a tribute worthy of the talent that will present and receive Oscar gold, and I'm so proud that ABC is home to this monumental night".

"I, ironically, have found that the lack of clarity around the Oscars has kept the Oscars really in the conversation", she said.

"This is an important moment in Oscar history", said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.

The Oscars will take place on February 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. "This year's show maintains Oscar traditions, and is also evolving to reflect our global audience". The Oscars will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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