South Africa's Trevor Noah and Charlize Theron were on the Oscars stage very early Monday morning South African time for the 91st Academy Awards in Los Angeles, together with a diverse group of other stars, introducing the 8 Best Picture nominees.
Besides Trevor Noah, Charlize Theron has also already been announced earlier this month as one of the presenters for this year's Oscars ceremony that will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The producers of the 91st Academy Awards on Wednesday night in a statement said that Noah, Barbara Streisand, Serena Williams, Dana Carvey, Queen Latifah, Diego Luna, Mike Myers and some others will introduce the 8 Best Picture nominees during the ceremony.
"Movies connect us all," said producer Donna Gigliotti and producer-director Glenn Weiss in a statement from the Academy. "They move us, and they create moments and memories that unite us. We are thrilled to assemble this well-known array of film lovers to introduce and share their reflections on the Best Picture-nominated movies."
The Oscars will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
The 91st Academy Awards will be broadcast on M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 104) from 03:00 on Monday morning, 25 February, with a delayed broadcast later on the same day on M-Net (DStv 101) at 21:00.