Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg on Oscars duty

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This combination photo shows a series of photos of Whoopi Golberg hosting the Academy Awards in 1994, from left, 1996, 1999 and 2002. Goldberg made history as the first African-American to host the Academy Awards show in 1994, in addition to being the first woman to host the show solo. (AP Photo)

James Bond actor Daniel Craig, Jennifer Lopez, Tina Fey and Whoopi Goldberg will be among the presenters at this year's Oscars.

They will be joined by Awkwafina, Chis Evans, Brie Larson, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu, the Academy has announced.

 

Dark comedy The Favourite and Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white epic Roma lead the nominations with 10 nods each.

The awards ceremony, which will be broadcast in more than 225 countries and territories around the world including Australia, will also feature musical performances of the five original song nominees despite reports the Academy was considering limiting the performances to two songs.

Academy president John Bailey said: "The Oscars is the most-watched live entertainment event of the year.

"The show connects us with the power and history of the movies as it reconnects home audiences with their favourite films and stars."

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform during the In Memorial segment of the ceremony, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

The 91st Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 24.

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