Oscars 2014: Meet The Presenters

Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams and Zac Efron to take the stage at the Academy Awards.

A cadre of lucky folks will take the stage at the Academy Awards to collect their shiny trophies, but only those with the skill to walk, talk and awkwardly banter have been delegated the role of presenter.

Check out a selection of folks entrusted with that most sacred of duties below.

Amy Adams
Age: 39

Best 2013 movie quote: “I think anybody who falls in love is a freak. It’s a crazy thing to do. It’s kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.” — Amy, “Her”

Oscar bona fides: Adams is up for Best Actress in a Leading Role in “American Hustle,” her fifth nomination to date.

How she can impress us: By wearing one of those plunging “American Hustle” dresses on the Red Carpet sans any major wardrobe malfunctions.

Benedict Cumberbatch
Age: 37

Best 2013 movie quote: “I AM KING UNDER THE MOUNTAIN!” — Smaug, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Oscar bona fides: Cumberbatch hasn’t received any nominations, but he did appear in nominated films: “12 Years A Slave,” “August: Osage County,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.” He also stars at the title character in the TV show “Sherlock.”

How he can impress us: By solving the mystery of his missing Oscar.

Jennifer Lawrence
Age: 23

Best 2013 movie quote: “It’s like that perfume that you love, that you can’t stop smelling even when there’s something sour in it. Can’t get enough of it. He’s never gonna leave me.” — Rosalyn Rosenfeld, “American Hustle”

Oscar bona fides: Lawrence is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in “American Hustle,” following her Best Actress win last year for “Silver Linings Playbook.” She was nominated for her first award in 2011 for “Winter’s Bone.”
How she can impress us: By not falling.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Age: 33

Best 2013 movie quote: “There’s only a few things I really care about in life. My body. My pad. My ride. My family. My church. My boys. My girls. My porn.” — Jon, “Don Jon”

Oscar bona fides: Gordon-Levitt has never been nominated for an Oscar, but he did present last year as well.

How he can impress us: By flashing us that Don Jon six-pack.

Michael B. Jordan
Age: 27

Best 2013 movie quote: “Oprah cool now?” — Oscar Grant, “Fruitvale Station”

How he can impress us: By giving us a preview of his human torch skills before hitting the screen in “Fantastic Four.”


Kristen Bell
Age: 33

Best 2013 movie quote: “That’s no blizzard. That’s my sister.” — Anna, “Frozen”

Oscar bona fides: Bell has never been nominated for an Oscar, but she does voice Anna in the Academy Award-nominated “Frozen.”

How she can impress us: By giving us a sneak peek of the “Veronica Mars” movie please and thank you.

Zac Efron
Age: 26

Best 2014 movie quote: “I was going to make you wait, and then I realized I’m a dude.” — Jason, “That Awkward Moment”

How he can impress us: Perhaps he could take off his shirt. Or just do this.

Bill Murray
Age: 63

Oscar bona fides: Murray was nominated for an Oscar in 2004 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in “Lost in Translation.”

How he can impress us: By bailing to go party in a loft in Williamsburg.

Anna Kendrick
Age: 28

Best 2013 movie quote: “That was the worst day of my life, and that’s saying something in the rapture.” — Lindsey, “Rapture-Palooza”

Oscar bona fides: Kendrick was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for “Up in the Air.”

How she can impress us: “Cups,” anyone?

Andrew Garfield
Age: 30

Oscar bona fides: No Oscars for Garfield, but he did score a Golden Globe for his role in “The Social Network.”

How he can impress us: By swinging onstage a la his alter-ego Spider-Man.

Rounding out the list of presenters are Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Gabourey Sidibe, Glenn Close, Goldie Hawn, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey, John Travolta, Kate Hudson, Kerry Washington, Kevin Spacey, Kim Novak, Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Penelope Cruz, Robert De Niro, Sally Field, Samuel L. Jackson, Sidney Poitier, Tyler Perry, Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg and Will Smith.

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Brenna Ehrlich is a reporter for MTV News as well as the senior writer/editor for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. Follow her on Twitter @BrennaEhrlich for news on cats and punk bands.