Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said today that Sacha Baron Cohen is among the latest names to joing the presenters lineup for the show set for February 28 on ABC. They also announced a performance by Dave Grohl for the 88th annual event, hosted by Chris Rock.
Baron Cohen is always in fine form at awards shows, with memorable turns everywhere from the Britannia Awards a couple years ago to last week’s BAFTAs, where he made sure to weigh in on the current Oscar diversity issue while presenting an award. “BAFTA has shown none of the discrimination that the Oscars have,” he said. “BAFTA makes sure every year that at least one of the nominees for Best Actress is a dame.”
Here’s hoping both he and Rock will spice things up.
Here’s Baron Cohen’s Britannia bit from 2013: