Gage51 posted this in The Oscars thread in Owen's section and I thought we should post it here as well!
Owen Wilson was named to the slate of Oscar presenters yesterday, and now it's his little brother's turn. This morning Gil Cates announced the academy had booked Luke Wilson.
Wilson, 34, who recently appeared in "The Family Stone," has worked with his brother Owen on several films, including "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Rushmore" and "Bottle Rocket."
If our research is correct, this will be the first time brothers have presented on the Oscar show since Jeff and Beau Bridges handed out an award in 1989 (accompanied by father Lloyd Bridges).
In recent years, family members have occasionally presented together, but most often as a parent and child team: Francis and Sofia Coppola in 2004, Diane Ladd and Laura Dern in 1992, Donald and Kiefer Sutherland in 1989.
This, by the way, does not mean that the Wilson brothers will be together on the Kodak stage; the prospect seems likely, perhaps even unavoidable, but Cates prefers to keep his presenter assignments closely guarded.
Good. I'm counting on it that I didn't miss anything either. Since they are presenters, they might have had to arrive sooner than others.
Just imagine Mr/Mrs Wilson sitting at home watching too. Last time Owen was on Oscars, he phoned his parents in Dallas immediately after his presentation. Isn't that so sweet that they are the first people he thought of and wanted to speak to.