LOS ANGELES, CAâ€”Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts will be presenters at this yearâ€™s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.
Affleck, a two-time Academy AwardÂ® winner, received an Original Screenplay OscarÂ® for â€œGood Will Huntingâ€ (1997) and a Best Picture Oscar for â€œArgoâ€ (2012), on which he served as a producer, director and star. His most recent role was opposite Rosamund Pike in â€œGone Girlâ€ (2014). He will play Batman in the upcoming feature â€œBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justiceâ€ and â€œThe Accountant.â€
Chastain has received two Oscar nominations, one for Actress in a Leading Role for â€œZero Dark Thirtyâ€ (2012) and one for Actress in a Supporting Role for â€œThe Helpâ€ (2011). Her most recent films include 2014â€™s â€œInterstellar,â€ â€œA Most Violent Yearâ€ and â€œThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.â€ She will next be seen in â€œCrimson Peakâ€ and â€œThe Martian.â€
Davis has been nominated for two Oscars, one for her supporting role in the 2008 film â€œDoubtâ€ and one for her leading role in 2011â€™s â€œThe Help.â€Â She currently stars in the ABC primetime hit â€œHow to Get Away with Murder.â€ Davisâ€™s film credits include â€œGet on Up,â€ â€œThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,â€Â â€œEnderâ€™s Gameâ€ and â€œPrisoners.â€Â She will next been seen in â€œLila and Eve,â€ due out this year.
Hart, who currently stars in the feature comedy â€œThe Wedding Ringer,â€ appeared in last yearâ€™s â€œRide Along,â€ â€œAbout Last Night,â€ â€œThink Like a Man Tooâ€ and â€œTop Five.â€ His previous credits include â€œThink Like a Manâ€ (2012) and â€œThe Five-Year Engagementâ€ (2012). He will star opposite Will Ferrell in â€œGet Hardâ€ later this year.
MacLaine won an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for 1983â€™s â€œTerms of Endearment.â€ She also received nominations for her leading roles in â€œThe Turning Pointâ€ (1983), â€œIrma La Douceâ€ (1963) â€œThe Apartmentâ€ (1960) and â€œSome Came Runningâ€ (1958), as well for the documentary feature â€œThe Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoirâ€ (1975), which she produced. Her next role is in â€œWild Oats.â€
Pine most recently appeared as Cinderellaâ€™s Prince in â€œInto the Woodsâ€ (2014). He also has starred in such features as â€œJack Ryan: Shadow Recruitâ€ (2014), â€œStar Trek Into Darknessâ€ (2013), â€œPeople
Teller stars in the current Best Picture nominee â€œWhiplash.â€Â Later this year, he will appear in the feature â€œBleed for This,â€ as well as â€œThe Fantastic Four.â€Â Teller also appeared in the 2013 film â€œThe Spectacular Now.â€
Watts has twice been nominated for Actress in a Leading Role, for â€œThe Impossibleâ€ (2012) and â€œ21 Gramsâ€ (2003). Her feature credits also include â€œBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)â€ (2014), â€œSt. Vincentâ€ (2014), â€œEastern Promisesâ€ (2007), â€œKing Kongâ€ (2005) and â€œMulholland Driveâ€ (2001). She will next be seen in the â€œDivergentâ€ sequel â€œInsurgent,â€ While Weâ€™re Young,â€ The Sea of Trees,â€ and â€œDemolition.â€
The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby TheatreÂ® at Hollywood & Highland CenterÂ® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Zadan and Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.