The Oscars are still a few a month away but the Academy has announced the ceremony's first round of presenters including Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, Jacob Tremblay, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams.
"Each of these artists bring a wonderfully distinctive element to the Oscars stage," producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said in a statement. "Together they represent the many thrilling ways stories can be shared about the human experience, and we're honored they will be part of the celebration."
Thanks to the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity over this year's Oscar nominees, this is probably the most people have talked or cared about the Academy Awards in years. Even President Obama has weighed in on #OscarsSoWhite.
"It makes for better entertainment it makes everybody feel part of one American family," the President said Wednesday, "so I think as a whole the industry should do what every other industry should do which is to look for talent, provide opportunity to everybody. And I think the Oscar debate is really just an expression of this broader issue. Are we making sure that everybody is getting a fair shot?"
The 88th Academy Awards air February 28 at 7pm/ET on ABC.