Quantico star Priyanka Chopra rose to fame in Hollywood after her ABC thriller became a huge hit. After winning the People's Choice award earlier this year, the popular Indian actress will now be a presenter at the 88th Academy Awards as she will give away the golden Oscar statuette to a winner.
On 1 February, Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced a list of presenters for the most coveted awards show of the world.
"These artists have enriched the international moviegoing experience with a range of memorable work from the comic to the profound," Hudlin and Hill said in a press statement announcing 13 presenters, which also includes Scandal lead Kerry Washington. "In the process, they have won over millions of fans, and we count ourselves among them," the statement added.
Apart from Chopra and Washington, Steve Carell, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Andy Serkis, J.K. Simmons and Reese Witherspoon have also been chosen as presenters.
The 33-year-old Bollywood star expressed her excitement for the "insane night" and the hunt for the perfect dress for the special event.
The Oscars will be held on 28 February (Sunday) at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood. The show will be hosted by actor and comedian Chris Rock. The awards show has already run into controversy for being "too white" after the nominations in the lead award categories did not include any nominee of colour.
Many celebrities, including Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, have declared that they would not attend the ceremony.