Marvel stars among Oscars 2019 presenters for the hostless ceremony

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Marvel's Chris Evans and Samuel L Jackson have been named as two of the presenters for this year's hostless Oscars.

Evans was previously announced in the first wave of presenters, while Jackson has been confirmed in the second.

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The other stars announced in the first wave include Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Tina Fey, Allison Janney, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu.

While the stars joining Jackson in the second are Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson.

Academy Awards producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss said in a statement: “The array of talent anchoring the show this year has brought some of the most indelible moments in recent cinematic memory to audiences around the world.

"They join together to reconnect us with the nominees, their tremendous movies, and outstanding performances."

The Academy took the decision to have a series of presenters rather than a single host at this year's Oscars after Kevin Hart stepped down from the role following the backlash over his past jokes about the LGBTQ+ community.

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Hart resigned as host of the Academy Awards just days after accepting the job in December, following the resurfacing of past homophobic tweets and his initial resistance to release an apology for them at the time. Later, he did admit regret for his "insensitive words".

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