Rep. John LewisJohn LewisDozens of Democrats plan to vote remotely in a first for the House Democratic lawmakers: 'Completely irresponsible' for IRS to demand essential workers provide own PPE Joe Biden must pick a progressive black woman as VP if he wants to win MORE (D-Ga.) and celebrity chef José Andrés will be among the star-studded lineup of presenters — including Barbra Streisand, Serena Williams, Trevor Noah and Mike Myers — at the Academy Awards on Sunday.

Lewis and Andrés, both vocal critics of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump marks 'very sad milestone' of 100K coronavirus deaths DOJ: George Floyd death investigation a 'top priority' Lifting our voices — and votes MORE, will be introducing one of the eight contenders in the Best Picture category at the Oscars, organizers announced Wednesday.


“We are thrilled to assemble this well-known array of film lovers to introduce and share their reflections on the Best Picture-nominated movies,” Oscars producer Donna Gigliotti and director Glenn Weiss said in a statement.

In 2016, Lewis, a civil rights leader, criticized the Academy for failing to nominate any black actors in the four major acting categories for the second year in a row.

"I think something is going on there," Lewis, 78, told CNBC at the time, saying, “there may be a deliberate effort to overlook the roles played by outstanding people of color."

Andrés, a Spanish-born philanthropist, has gained national attention for his disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and for providing free meals to federal workers during the partial government shutdown earlier this year.

For the first time in 30 years, the 2019 Oscars telecast is without a host. Comedian Kevin Hart, who was announced as the host last year, stepped down in December after anti-gay tweets and remarks from his past resurfaced online.

The 91st annual Academy Awards airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC.