Gal Gadot to present Oscar at 2018 Academy Awards
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Gal Gadot to present Oscar at 2018 Academy Awards

'Wonder Woman' star invited along with others, including Mark Hamill, Lin-Manuel Miranda, in event to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

'Wonder Woman' actress Gal Gadot poses at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 2, 2018, in Palm Springs, California. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
'Wonder Woman' actress Gal Gadot poses at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 2, 2018, in Palm Springs, California. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Israeli “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is to present an Oscar at the 2018 Academy Awards, it was announced Wednesday.

She was part of a second round of celebrities invited to take the stage at the prestigious event. Others announced Wednesday include Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer, Oscar Isaac, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Marie Saint, Wes Studi, Kelly Marie Tran and Zendaya.

“Together, these artists represent some of the most beloved movies of our generation,” producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd told People magazine. “It’s an honor to welcome them to the 90th Oscars stage.”

The 2018 Oscars ceremony will be held on March 4.

Jimmy Kimmel will again host the event after presiding over last year’s ceremony, which became infamous when the Best Picture award was mistakenly given to “La La Land” and only after producer Jordan Horowitz was in the midst of his acceptance speech did organizers correct the error and announce “Moonlight” as the real winner.

In June Gadot was admitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in what was seen as an effort to diversify its predominately white male membership.

In October, in a virtually unprecedented move, the Academy expelled Harvey Weinstein from its ranks after numerous accusations of rape and sexual assault surfaced against the Hollywood producer.

Gadot strongly condemned sexual harassment and applauded women who had come forward with allegations of wrongdoing.

“I stand by all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out. Together we stand. We are all united in this time of change,” Gadot wrote on Instagram.

AP contributed to this report.

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