Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis to Present at Oscars


They join a list of Jewish presenters that includes Scarlett Johansson and Alan Menken.


By: ILAN MESTER  
Published: February 24th 2011
in Culture » Movies

Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie "Brothers"

The list of presenters for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards just keeps growing: Mila Kunis and Jake Gyllenhaal have just been added to the list of presenters for the annual awards show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

 

Kunis and Gyllenhaal are not nominated for Academy Awards. However, both actors received Golden Globe nominations and Kunis was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for her role in the critically-acclaimed Black Swan. Other Jewish presenters for this year’s Oscars include Scarlett Johansson and composer Alan Menken.  

 

A number of Jewish actors are up for awards this year. James Franco (who’s co-hosting the Oscars alongside Anne Hathaway) is nominated for his role in 127 Hours. Jesse Eisenberg is nominated in the same category as Franco for his portrayal of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network (written by Aaron Sorkin -- a nominee in the adapted screenplay category). 

 

Kunis’ co-star Natalie Portman is considered to be the front-runner for the Best Actress in a Leading Role award. Darren Aronofsky, her director in the movie Black Swan, is also up for an Academy Award. 

 

Hailee Steinfeld (whose father is Jewish) is the youngest Oscar-nominee this year. She’s nominated in the same category as Helena Bonham Carter, who played Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech

 

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards airs Sunday, Feb. 27 on CTV in Canada. 



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