Fonda, Stewart (seen above with Senator Al Franken), Garner, Washington have been added to the list of Oscar 2013 presenters The Oscar ceremony is only a few days away; even so, the Oscar 2013 roster keeps getting more stellar: two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Garner, and Kerry Washington belong to the latest group of Oscar presenters announced by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron earlier today. (Pictured above: Kristen Stewart and Senator Al Franken having a ball at the Academy's Governors Awards held last December 1.) Jane Fonda Daughter of Henry Fonda (Best Actor Oscar nominee for John Ford's The Grapes Wrath and Oscar winner for Mark Rydell's On Golden Pond) and sister of Peter Fonda (Best Actor Oscar nominee for Victor Nuñez's Ulee's Gold), she has received no less than seven Academy Award nods in the last four decades. She won twice: for her performances in Alan J. Pakula's Klute (1971), with Donald Sutherland, and Hal Ashby's Coming Home, with Jon Voight and Bruce Dern.
Jane Fonda's other Best Actress nominations were for Sydney Pollack's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), with Michael Sarrazin and Susannah York; Fred Zinnemann's Julia (1977), with Vanessa Redgrave and Jason Robards; James Bridges' The China Syndrome (1979), with Jack Lemmon and Michael Douglas; and Sidney Lumet's The Morning After (1986), with Jeff Bridges. Additionally, Jane Fonda was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for On Golden Pond, co-starring Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn.
Kristen Stewart became a worldwide household name following the enormous success of the five Twilight Saga movies based on Stephenie Meyer's series of bestselling novels: Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight, Chris Weitz's New Moon, David Slade's Eclipse, and Bill Condon's Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Breaking Dawn - Part 2. In the Twilight movies, Stewart plays the adolescent human (and later newborn vampire) Bella Swan, opposite Robert Pattinson's centenarian vampire and Taylor Lautner's teenage werewolf.
Besides Breaking Dawn Part 2, last year Kristen Stewart was also seen in Walter Salles' On the Road, with Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley, and Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman, with Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. Among Kristen Stewart's other movies are Jake Scott's Welcome to the Rileys, with James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo; David Fincher's The Panic Room, with Jodie Foster; Greg Mottola's Adventureland, with Ryan Reynolds and Jesse Eisenberg; and Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways, with Dakota Fanning.
Jennifer Garner has been featured in nearly two dozen films. Garner's credits include Peter Hedges' The Odd Life of Timothy Green, with Joel Edgerton; Jason Winer's Arthur, with Russell Brand and Helen Mirren; Garry Marshall's all-star Valentine's Day, with Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, and others; and Jason Reitman's Juno, with Ellen Page and Jason Bateman.
Jennifer Garner will next be seen in Jean-Marc Vallée's Dallas Buyers Club, with Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Steve Zahn. Garner's husband, Ben Affleck, is himself vying for an Oscar this year, as one of the producers of Best Picture nominee Argo. Affleck is also an Oscar 2013 presenter. (See full list of Oscar ceremony presenters below.)
Kerry Washington is featured in Quentin Tarantino's Best Picture nominee Django Unchained, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, and Jamie Foxx (Washington's leading man in Taylor Hackford's Ray). Among Washington's other movie credits are Tim Story's Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, with Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, and Chris Evans; Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls, with Kimberly Elise and Janet Jackson; Kevin Macdonald's The Last King of Scotland, with James McAvoy and Forest Whitaker; and Doug Liman's Mr. & Mrs. Smith, with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Additionally, Washington is one of the stars of the television drama Scandal, broadcast in the US by ABC -- which also happens to be the Oscar ceremony's network.
Jane Fonda, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Garner, and Kerry Washington join long list of Oscar 2013 presenters
Jane Fonda, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Garner, and Kerry Washington will join Oscar 2013 presenters Paul Rudd, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Jean Dujardin, Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, John Travolta, and Halle Berry.
Plus Reese Witherspoon, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer, Michael Douglas, Salma Hayek, Mark Wahlberg, Ted, Jamie Foxx; Chicago cast members Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones; The Avengers cast members Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson; and special guests Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Kristen Stewart's Snow White and the Huntsman co-star Charlize Theron.
Oscar 2013 ceremony performers include Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Adele, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Helena Bonham Carter, Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Crowe, and Aaron Tveit.
The Oscar ceremony 2013 will be held on February 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. The show will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane, who'll also perform a closing musical number with Kristin Chenoweth.
Best Picture, acting, directing, and foreign language film categories: Oscar 2013 nominations
Best Picture Oscar: Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild, Michael Haneke's Amour, David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, Ben Affleck's Argo, Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, Ang Lee's Life of Pi, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. Best Director nominees: Haneke, Lee, Zeitlin, Russell, Spielberg.
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln; Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables; Helen Hunt, The Sessions; Amy Adams, The Master; Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook.
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master; Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook; Alan Arkin, Argo; Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln; Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained.
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour; Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty; Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild; Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook; Naomi Watts, The Impossible.
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook; Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables; Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln; Denzel Washington, Flight; Joaquin Phoenix, The Master.
Best Foreign Language Film nominees: Kim Nguyen's War Witch, Canada; Michael Haneke's Amour, Austria; Pablo Larraín's No, Chile; Nikolaj Arcel's A Royal Affair, Denmark; Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg's Kon-Tiki, Norway.
Kristen Stewart and Al Franken at the Academy's Governors Awards photo: Richard Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.