OSCARS: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to Present Best Picture


Bonnie and Clyde” are back together again to present this year’s Best Picture winner, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The report states that stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway will celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary by co-presenting the Oscar on Feb. 26.

The report also says the Academy has declined to comment. However, the outlet also had this tidbit on this year’s ceremony:

It has been speculated that the best picture Oscar-nominated films from 1967 — Bonnie and Clyde, as well as Doctor Dolittle, The Graduate, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and eventual winner In the Heat of the Night  — would be highlighted in some way on the Oscars telecast. They already were the subject of Mark Harris‘ acclaimed 2008 book Pictures at a Revolution, and survivors of the films include not only Beatty and Dunaway, but also Gene Hackman, Samantha Eggar, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, Lee Grant, Scott Wilson, Katharine Houghton and, of course, Sidney Poitier, who will turn 90 on Monday.

Beatty previously announced Best Picture two times before, while this will be Dunaway’s first time.

At last year’s ceremony, Morgan Freeman presented “Spotlight” with the Best Picture Oscar. The year before that, Sean Penn memorably presented the honors to “Birdman.”

The most recent batch of presenters, announced today, includes Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron.

This year’s show will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, and will be broadcast live on ABC at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

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