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Diverse selection of Oscar presenters announced

Published 28/01/2016 | 19:31

Whoopi Goldberg is one of the Oscars presenters
Whoopi Goldberg is one of the Oscars presenters

The Academy Awards has unveiled a distinctly diverse selection of presenters and performers for the February 28 Oscars, including Kevin Hart, Benicio del Toro and Whoopi Goldberg.

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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced the names of 11 people taking part in the show. The make-up of presenters this year has been keenly watched after a handful of black entertainers vowed they wouldn't attend the ceremony, including Will Smith and Spike Lee.

Other presenters are: Ryan Gosling, Tina Fey, Charlize Theron, Pharrell Williams and Jacob Tremblay, the young star of Room.

Also announced were three performers: Lady Gaga, the Weeknd and Sam Smith. All are among the best song nominees.

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