Last year’s Best Actor winner is the second presenter to be announced
Daniel Day-Lewis has been named a presenter at this year’s Academy Awards. Following last Friday’s announcement that Jennifer Lawrence would also present, the booking gives producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron a matched set of last year’s Best Actor and Best Actress winners for the show.
Day-Lewis won last year for “Lincoln,” making him the first person to win the Best Actor award three times.
Traditionally, the four acting winners return to the following year’s Oscars to present the acting awards, and are among the first presenters announced.
Supporting winners Christoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway have yet to be announced as presenters.
The Oscars will take place on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre, and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Before announcing the presenters, Zadan and Meron announced that U2, Idina Menzel, Pharrell Williams and Karen O will perform nominated songs on the show.