Another five notable names have been added as the presenters for the upcoming 79th annual Academy Awards. Producer Laura Ziskin revealed yesterday, February 14 that Rachel Weisz, Tom Hanks, Steve Carell, Penelope Cruz, and Cate Blanchett are all set to appear onstage to assume the role during the ceremony, joining the previously announced presenters like Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.
Honoring best achievements in filmmaking of 2006, this year's event will take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, February 25 and be aired live by ABC at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour red carpet arrivals segment, "The Road to the Oscars."
Among the pack, only Cruz and Blanchett are nominated for this year's Oscar. The former lands one in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role through her appearance in "Volver" while the latter scores a slot in that of Supporting Role for hers in "Notes on a Scandal."