Elliot Page and Stephanie Beatriz join ridiculously star-studded Oscars presenting line-up
Elliot Page and Stephanie Beatriz will hand out gongs as Oscars 2022 presenters.
Beatriz and Page join a long list of presenters for this Sunday’s Oscars (28 March).
Newly-announced presenters also include DJ Khaled, H.E.R, Bill Murray, Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Jennifer Garner, Kelly Slater and Shaun White.
Page is a former Oscar nominee, for his part in the 2008 movie, Juno.
Beatriz will be hoping to see her most recent film, Encanto (in which she plays lead character Mirabel Madrigal) win one of the awards it’s up for at the 2022 Oscars: Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score and Best Song for “Dos Oruguitas (Two Caterpillars)!”.
Previously announced presenters for Sunday’s ceremony include Lady Gaga, Zoë Kravitz, John Travolta and Kevin Costner, as well as last year’s Best Actor winner, Anthony Hopkins, and Best Supporting Actress winner, Yuh-Jung Youn.
They will join Oscars hosts Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes – the first all-female line-up in the awards show’s history.
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Will Packer, who produces the awards show alongside Shayla Cowan, teased of what is planned for this year’s extravaganza. With this year marking multiple milestones, it will feature a tribute to 60 years of the James Bond movie franchise and celebration of The Godfather for its 50th anniversary.
The news comes soon after the announcement of Page’s memoir, which is set to come out in 2023. Named Pageboy, it will “delve into Page’s relationship with his body, his experiences as one of the most famous trans people in the world, and will cover mental health, assault, love, relationships, sex, and the cesspool that Hollywood can be.”
He has also signed on as an executive producer for a documentary about trans lives in Italy, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this month. The documentary, titled Nel Mio Nome, or Into My Name, comes from Italian director and producer Nicolò Bassetti.
Page said that the film was “a meditation on trans humanity”, explaining that he’d “never seen another film like it”.
The story was inspired by Bassetti’s personal experience with his own son, who is also trans. It follows four friends – Nic, Leo, Andrea and Raff – who come from different parts of Italy and are at varying stages in their lives.
The film documents the friends’ journeys as they discover their gender identities.
Since coming out just over a year ago, Elliot Page has been hailed as “the most recognisable transmasculine person in the public eye” and his transition credited for helping and validating many other trans people with their own journeys.