Rita Moreno and Bad Bunny to bring flavor to Oscars 2024

Rita Moreno and Bad Bunny have been added as presenters for the March 10 Academy Awards ceremony. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello/Marta Lavandier

By Mivette Vega

March 1, 2024

The actress and the singer are part of this year’s Latin representation at the Academy Awards.

Puerto Rican stars Rita Moreno and Bad Bunny are set to present at the Academy Awards ceremony on March 10.

Organizers are beginning to reveal details of the ceremony that closes the popular award show season, following the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Grammys.

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The 96th edition of the Oscars will be held ​​at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 

For Moreno, the ceremony is a familiar one. In 1962, she became the first Latin woman to ever win an Oscar, when she won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Anita in “West Side Story.”

The actress is also one of the few celebrities who have been awarded an EGOT (an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony).

Bad Bunny is currently on his Most Wanted tour.  The Vega Bajeño has had a good run in recent years. In 2022, he made history when “Un Verano Sin Ti” became the first Spanish-language album to top Billboard’s year-end chart and to receive a Grammy for album of the year.

Moreno and Bad Bunny are part of this year’s Latin representation at the Oscars.

Mexican-American singer Becky G will perform “The Fire Inside” from “Flamin’ Hot,” written by Diane Warren, which is nominated for Best Original Song.

David Hinojosa, of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent, received his first nomination for his work as a producer of “Past Lives.” With the nomination, he became the second American producer with Latino roots to ever be nominated in the Best Picture category.

Actress América Ferrera received her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the blockbuster hit “Barbie.”

With his nomination, Colman Domingo became the first-ever Afro Latino and the first gay Latino to be nominated in the Best Actor category for his role as civil rights activist in the biopic “Rustin.” He is of Belizean and Guatemalan descent.

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Other presenters this year include Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Zendaya.

The Oscars will air live on ABC at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the show for the fourth time. 

 

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  • Mivette Vega

    Mivette Vega is a seasoned journalist and multimedia reporter whose stories center the Latino community. She is passionate about justice, equality, environmental matters, and animals. She is a Salvadorrican—Salvadorian that grew up in Puerto Rico—that has lived in San Juan, Venice, Italy, and Miami.

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