Julia Roberts, who presented the Best Picture Oscar last year to Green Book, is a tough act to follow, but Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle had the opportunity to do just that! They were invited to present at the Academy Awards on Sunday and their answer to the offer was surprising.
Prince Harry and Meghan
Hello reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who recently stepped away from their royal duties, making headlines in the process, were invited to present Best Picture at the Oscars. However, according to a source, while the couple was honored by the request, they declined the offer.
Harry and Meghan have left England and are now living in Canada with their son, Archie, reportedly because of the intense media scrutiny they’ve faced since marrying. They are currently exploring opportunities on how to generate income.
Meanwhile, the family will reportedly divide their time between the United Kingdom and North America. Harry has maintained that the UK will forever be his home and that the plan is for the couple to still be of service to both his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and to the country. “The UK is my home and a place that I love. That will never change,” Harry has said.
Presenters At The Oscars
So, who will be presenting at the Oscars? The following are some of the names set to hand out gold statues at the Academy Awards on Sunday: Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Olivia Colman, last year’s Best Actress winner for The Favourite, Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Diane Keaton (Annie Hall), Rami Malek, last year’s Best Actor winner for Bohemian Rhapsody, Regina King, last year’s winner for Best Supporting Actress winner for If Beale Street Could Talk.
The nine nominees for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars are: Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917, Jojo Rabbit, Parasite, Ford v Ferrari, Little Women, The Irishman, and Marriage Story.
Tune in to see not only which film wins Best Picture, but who will be the presenters. The 92nd Oscars will air on Sunday, February 9 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The Oscars Red Carpet Show airs at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.