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Riz Ahmed, Viola Davis & Steven Yeun to join 93rd Oscars cast

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Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:50 pm

The Oscars airs live, Sunday, April 25, on ABC

Oscar nominees Riz Ahmed and Viola Davis are joining the ensemble cast slated to present at the 93rd Oscars, show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh announced. The Oscars will air live on Sunday, April 25, on ABC.

“We’re thrilled Viola and Riz have joined our cast. Even though they are nominees, we really felt they needed to be a part of our Oscar ensemble,” Collins, Sher and Soderbergh said.

Producers later announced Oscar nominee Steven Yeun would join the ensemble cast.

“Surprise! We’re so excited to welcome Steven to the crew, and he completes our Oscars cast. No, really, this is it,” Collins, Sher and Soderbergh said.

The trio rounds out the previously announced lineup that includes Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya.

The 93rd Oscars will be held at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and international locations via satellite. “Oscars: Into the Spotlight” will air live on ABC at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Oscars will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m., and in more than 200 territories worldwide. “Oscars: After Dark” will immediately follow the Oscars show. 

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