Chef José Andrés will as soon as once more grace the (now-hostless) stage on the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24. The chef is amongst 11 folks together with Queen Latifah, Serena Williams, and Barbra Streisand who will current the nominees for Greatest Image, the Oscars introduced at the moment.
That is the second yr in row that Andrés shall be making an look on the ceremony. The humanitarian chef was a shock visitor on the 90th annual Academy Awards in 2018, when he was one among 10 famous activists who stood up throughout Andra Day and Widespread’s efficiency of “Stand Up for One thing.” Andrés’s group World Central Kitchen has been influential in bringing consideration and catastrophe reduction to Puerto Rican residents. He devoted the Oscars look to the folks and volunteers in Puerto Rico and even unfurled a Puerto Rican flag on stage.
Since then, Andrés has continued to supply meals to folks in want. Final yr the outspoken chef helped serve firefighters battling excessive blazes in California and supported federal staff impacted by the partial authorities shutdown with free meals. In November, he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
The Greatest Image nominees for 2019 embody Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favorite, Inexperienced Guide, Roma, A Star Is Born, and Vice. It’s unclear which one Andrés shall be tasked to current. The present airs stay at eight p.m. on ABC.
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