And the Oscar presenters are… a secret

Acording to Oscar organisers, the celebrity presenters for this year’s ceremony will not be unveiled before the event.

First time producers Bill Condon and Laurence Mark confirmed that the identities will be kept secret in a bid to generate more interest in the ceremony.

“There will be fantastic movie stars that appeal to a whole range of movie lovers and fans of our show. We’re just not going to tell you who they all are,” said Leslie Unger, a spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The names of celebrity presenters are normally revealed in the weeks leading up to the broadcast in an attempt to lure in viewers.

The 81st annual Academy Awards will air live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on February 22.