Ser­ena Wil­liams, ‘out­siders’ will present at Os­cars

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Ser­ena Wil­liams, who has as much im­pact off the ten­nis court as on it these days, is headed to Hol­ly­wood next. Or, at least, to a cel­e­bra­tion of Hol­ly­wood.

The world-renowned ath­lete, who re­cently ap­peared in a Su­per Bowl com­mer­cial, will be one of eight non-ac­tors to present at the Os­cars on Sun­day, the New York Times re­ported.

Wil­liams, 37, will in­tro­duce “A Star is Born,” while seven other celebri­ties will each take on one of “Black Pan­ther,” “BlacKkKlans­man,” “Bo­hemian Rhap­sody,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “Roma” and “Vice.”

“Along with in­clu­sion, which we def­i­nitely want to em­brace, the big theme of the show is about movies con­nect­ing us – not in this theater but in a big, sweep­ing, cul­tural way,” Donna Gigliotti, the lead pro­ducer of the Academy Awards, told the New York Times.

The cer­e­mony will go without a host for the first time in 30 years af­ter Kevin Hart stepped down fol­low­ing back­lash for ho­mo­pho­bic tweets that resur­faced on­line.

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