Oscar-winning actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster have been chosen by the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences to current the Finest Actress award at this yr’s Oscars, Selection reported Friday.
The ladies will reportedly change final yr’s Finest Actor winner Casey Affleck.
Affleck bowed out of consideration in January.
The selection is a break from custom for the awards present, because the Finest Actress title is often introduced by the earlier yr’s male award winner.
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In 2017, Affleck scored the prize for his function in “Manchester by the Sea.” However in January, it was revealed that not solely had he withdrawn from presenting, however he would additionally not be attending the ceremony, a rep for the actor confirmed.
The choice adopted backlash over Affleck’s win final yr and the resurfacing of accusations leveled towards him in 2010 of alleged inappropriate conduct on the set of his documentary “I’m Nonetheless Right here.” The criticism of Affleck reemerged amid the #MeToo motion in Hollywood, wherein girls started talking out about sexual harassment and assault.
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Along with Lawrence and Foster, actresses Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren have been additionally tapped to current the award for Finest Actor, Selection reported.
The Academy didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Fox Information.
Information of the perfect actor and actress presenters follows phrase that Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway will reportedly return to the stage to award the winner for Finest Image, regardless of their controversial mistake asserting the identical award final yr.
The award present airs on Sunday at eight p.m. ET.