The producers of the 81st annual Academy Awards know exactly how to draw in the viewers. In attempt to get more people to tune in that night, they’re keeping the list of celebrity presenters a big secret! How genius of them!
A spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has confirmed that newbie producers Laurence Mark and Bill Condon have decided not to unveil the names until they walk onstage during the Feb. 22 ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.
Usually a couple weeks before an award show, actors and actresses will confirm their status as presenter for the big night. But no so for the Oscars. We’ll just have to wait, the old fashioned way this time.
This is a very smart idea on the producers part. Oscar ratings have been less than par in the last few years, partially because people already feel like they know exactly what’s going to happen.
Last year, only 31.7 million people tuned in, which was the lowest-rated ceremony ever. This could be an exciting year for the Academy. Especially with the top-notch films and actors that are nominated!