Jennifer Lawrence And Jodie Foster Just Replaced Casey Affleck At The Oscars

With #MeToo and Time's Up in full force, the actor has reportedly pulled out of the ceremony


Sunday night is set to be an evening full of fabulous gowns, awkward encounters and important conversations about gender equality and sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

With the Golden Globes and BAFTAs as precedent, guests are expected to dress predominantly in black, as a nod to the now momentous #MeToo and Time's Up movements.

We anticipate scathing asides such as Natalie Portman's 'all male nominees' comment at the Golden Globes, as well as the possibility of stars avoiding talking to E! host Ryan Seacrest, who is the latest star to be accused of inappropriate behaviour - something he has vehemently denied.


Now, Variety has reported that another major tradition is to change this year.

The magazine has reported that Academy Award winners Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster are set to replace Casey Affleck, who was scheduled to present the 'Best Actress' Academy Award.

Traditionally, the Best Actor/Actress Oscars are presented by last year's winner of the opposite sex.

Affleck, having won the award for his role in Manchester By The Sea, would have been invited to present this year's Best Actress award, but it is being reported that he has declined to attend the Oscars on Sunday, as he wants to 'avoid becoming a distraction' due to speculation about the sexual harassment lawsuits that he settled out of court, from women he worked with during his 2010 film I'm Still Here.

Apparently, to balance out this change of plan, Emma Stone, who won last year's Best Actress Award for her part in La La Land, is set to be replaced by previous winners Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren.

This is an interesting move by the Academy to prove their credentials as a female-supporting organisation, let's see how it goes down tomorrow night.

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