Kristin Chenoweth and host Seth
MacFarlane will participate in a special show closing musical
performance at the Oscars ceremony, show producers
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.
"After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and
Kristin will perform a special number and we think it will be
a 'can't miss' moment," said producers Craig Zadan and Neil
The Academy has a stellar list of performers this year
and Chenoweth will join names like Norah Jones, Jennifer
Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe,
Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha
Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham Carter, Adele, Dame Shirley
Bassey and Barbra Streisand.
The show producers have also roped in big names from
Hollywood to present the golden statue to the winners.
Some of the presenters from the rather long-list include
names like Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas,
Jamie Foxx, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain,
Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman,
Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg and Oscar winners Jean
Dujardin, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer among others.
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be
presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre
at Hollywood & Highland Centre. The ceremony will be hosted by