Oscar presenters and performers announced


Academy Awards telecast producer Gil Cates and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis Thursday announced the presenters and performers for the Oscars.

The presenters scheduled to date are:

Alan Arkin, Jennifer Hudson, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker, Amy Adams, Jessica Alba, Cate Blanchett, Josh Brolin, Steve Carell, George Clooney, Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Patrick Dempsey, Cameron Diaz, Colin Farrell, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Garner, Tom Hanks, Anne Hathaway, Katherine Heigl, Jonah Hill, Dwayne Johnson, Nicole Kidman, James McAvoy, Queen Latifah, Seth Rogen, Martin Scorsese, Hilary Swank, John Travolta, Denzel Washington and Renee Zellweger.

Cates and Ganis also announced the performers of the nominated songs. Amy Adams will sing "Happy Working Song" from "Enchanted. "Also from "Enchanted" will be "That's How You Know," sung by Kristin Chenoweth and Marlon Saunders, and "So Close," to be performed by Jon McLaughlin.

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova will perform their nominated song, "Falling Slowly," from the motion picture "Once," and Jamia Simone Nash will perform "Raise It Up," from "August Rush," with the IMPACT Repertory Theatre of Harlem.

Writers Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Jon Macks and Bruce Vilanch will return to the Oscar telecast team.

Second-time Oscar show host Jon Stewart will also bring on several writers to work on the telecast.

The show will take place Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and broadcast on ABC.

The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.