Streep, Firth, Portman, Bale, Leo on tap for kudocast
Oscar-winning actors Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo have joined the list of presenters for Sunday’s 84th annual Academy Awards ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.In addition, crooner Tony Bennett will serenade this year’s Academy Award recipients at the Governors Ball, which immediately follows the ceremony. Previously announced presenters include Halle Berry, the cast of “Bridesmaids,” Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Michael Douglas, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Zach Galifianakis, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez. Chris Rock, Ben Stiller and Emma Stone. The Oscar ceremony, hosted by Billy Crystal, will take place at the Hollywood & Highland Center and air live on ABC.