It was announced this week that Tyler Perry will present at the 94th Anual Academy Awards airing on March 27th on ABC.
Other confirmed presenters include Sean “Diddy” Combs, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Shawn Mendes, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Zoë Kravitz, Lily James, Lady Gaga, Youn Yuh-jung, Rosie Perez, and Chris Rock.
Last year, the Oscars honored Perry with The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and his acceptance speech still reverberates. “I want to take this and dedicate it to anyone who wants to stand in the middle. That’s where healing happens, that’s where conversation happens, that’s where change happens. So anyone who wants to meet me in the middle– to refuse hate, to refuse blanket judgment, and help lift someone’s feet off the ground, this one’s for you.”
Adam McKay’s feature film Don’t Look Up, wherein Perry played Jack Bremmer, is nominated a total of four times– including for “Best Picture.”