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The 93rd Annual Oscars are this Sunday, and Riz Ahmed and Viola Davis are among the nominees. However, they are also joining part of the ensemble cast for this year's show.


"We're thrilled Viola and Riz have joined our cast. Even though they are nominees, we really felt they needed to be a part of our Oscar ensemble," said show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh.

Riz Ahmed and Viola Davis join The Oscars


Ahmed and Davis will join other cast members Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya.

This year's Acadamy Awards will take place at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 pm on Sunday night.

The show will be bookended by the preshow, Oscars: Into the Spotlight at 6 pm on ABC, and the aftershow Oscars: After Dark, which will premiere right after the awards show ends.

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