9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis is nominated for Best Actress, and will make history as the youngest person to ever receive the award if she wins.
(Quvenzhané Wallis attends the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Samuel L. Jackson is scheduled to present at this year’s award show. The ‘Django Unchained’ star has become widely known for his on-the-spot humor just as much as his acting credentials.
(Samuel L. Jackson speaks onstage during the 44th NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
‘Dreamgirls’ star Jennifer Hudson is scheduled to perform at this year’s Academy Awards in a tribute to the resurgence of big-screen musicals.
(Jennifer Hudson at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Who doesn’t love Adele these days? The British music icon is scheduled to peform her James Bond theme song ‘Skyfall,” which will be her first time performing the song live.
(Adele onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Although Quentin Tarantino didn’t receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director, The ‘Django Unchained’ director might take to the stage if his film wins for Best Original Screenplay.
The acclaimed director is known to be unfiltered and sometimes too hot for TV during his acceptance speeches.
(Quentin Tarantino onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
Last year, Elinor Burkett, a producer of ‘Music By Prudence,’ interrupted the acceptance speech of the director, Roger Ross Williams during the Academy Awards. The incident has since been dubbed as the ‘Kanye West moment.’
Who knows? Maybe this year there will be another ‘Kanye West moment.’
(Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett. Getty Images)
Queen Latifah is not scheduled to appear at the Academy Awards this year. However her ‘Chicago’ co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones is scheduled to perform in a musical tribute.
Fingers-crossed the Queen will make a guest appearance during Catherine Zeta-Jones’ performance.
(Queen Latifah arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Legendary Songstress Shirley Bassey, who’s career has spanned six decades is scheduled to perform at this year’s award show.
(Dame Shirley Bassey. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Halle Berry is scheduled as a presenter at the Oscar Awards this year, and everyone is holding their breath to see what she will be wearing.
(Halle Berry at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
This year’s Oscar Awards are sure include a moving tribute to Academy Award nominee Michael Clarke Duncan, who died in September 2012.
(Michael Clarke Duncan. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Twentieth Century Fox Television)
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The 85th Academy Awards will air tonight, and everyone is buzzing about who’s going to take home a coveted Oscar trophy.
However this year millions may also be tuning in just to see the star-studded line-up of performers and presenters.
Adele, Jennifer Hudson, and the legendary songstress Shirley Bassey are all scheduled to perform.
Aside from performers, confirmed presenters include Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Halle Berry and more.
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