The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday that Andres will be present one of the Best Picture nominees along with 10 others, including Serena Williams, Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, Barbara Streisand, Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Amandla Stenberg, Tom Morello, Diego Luna and Congressman John Lewis.
The show’s producer Donna Gigliotti said in a statement Movies connect us all,” said Gigliotti and Weiss. “They move us, and they create moments and memories that unite us. We are thrilled to assemble this well-known array of film lovers to introduce and share their reflections on the Best Picture-nominated movies.”
An homage to all chefs, volunteers, First responders, military, doctors, nurses that helped during last hurricane season everywhere...and especially my fellow Puerto Rican brothers and Sisters #StandUpForSomething @common @AndraDayMusic @Lin_Manuel #oscars live stream pic.twitter.com/mRxPoJEB2A
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) March 5, 2018
This is Andrés’s second Oscars appearance after he made a surprise cameo on stage last year for Andra Day and Common’s performance of “Stand Up for Something.” After his Nobel Peace Prize nomination, this is further recognition of Andrés’ status as celebrity and acknowledgement of the elevated positions of chefs in the world today.
Andres’ philanthropic work continues to win himfans all over the world but especially in the United States. His World Cenntral Kitchen has fed people in need in Puerto Rico, Haiti, Firefighters in California and Federal workers during the partial government shutdown.
The Best Picture nominees are Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born, and Vice.