“Your taste for movies needs to be readjusted”
While many controversies have already plagued this year Oscars — pre-registration of eight categories, not initially inviting West Side Story star Rachel Zegler and snub both Lady Gaga and Denis Villeneuve — the list of presenters is among the most confusing choices for some.
In what appears to be a selection of the most famous people on the planet, regardless of profession, the skateboarding icon Tony Hawk is one of this year’s presenters. This week, he weighed in on the reactions to his and others’ presentation concerts at the 94th Oscars March 27.
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“If be in every ‘Donkey‘ movie, ‘xXx,’ ‘Police Academy 4’ and ‘Sharknado 5 ‘Doesn’t Qualify Me To Present At The Oscars, So Your Taste In Movies Needs To Be Readjusted’, Hawk tweetedbefore adding, “(I present, btw).”
Hawk’s statement came after it was announced that music producer DJ Khaled, surfer Kelly Slater and Olympic snowboarder Shaun White would serve as presenters, alongside HER 2021 Best Song Oscar winner Sean.” Diddy” Combs, Shawn Mendes, and more.
In addition to his tweeted credits, Hawk has also appeared in “Thrashin'”, “Gleaming the Cube”, “Lords of Dogtown” and “The New Guy”, and acted as Peter Fonda’s surfing understudy in “Escape from LA” by John Carpenter. ”
Lady Gaga, John Travolta (“Adele Dazeem”, anyone?), Tiffany Haddish, Bill Murray, Tracee Ellis Ross, Simu Liu, Zoë Kravitz, Rami Malek, Daniel Kaluuya, Anthony Hopkins, Lily James, John Leguizamo and Uma Thurman will also be present at the show, among others.
Elsewhere on the presentation front, ‘West Side Story’ frontman Zegler was originally kicked out of the ceremony, revealing on instagram that she was “not invited” despite the film’s seven nominations, including Best Picture. Zegler wrote that she was hoping for “a last-minute miracle” to attend the awards show.
But her wish came true on March 22, days before the Oscars, when an invitation would have been issued for Zegler to present at the live awards show on Sunday, March 27. By Hollywood journalist, Zegler’s invitation will necessitate a change in Disney’s live-action production schedule”White as snow”, which is currently filming in London and in which she plays the main role. Representatives for the Academy and ABC, host of the telecast, did not respond to requests for comment.
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