Taika Waititi has been named as a presenter at the Oscars.

The Waititi-directed film Jojo Rabbit is up for six awards at the ceremony, including best picture, best adapted screenplay, best costume design, best film editing and best production design.

The Kiwi filmmaker reacted to the news on social media.

"Lolz. Didn't think there were any bridges left for me to burn," he joked on Instagram.


"Mmkay.." he said on Twitter.

On Instagram, his followers hoped he would take an unconventional approach to presenting on stage.

Cinematographer Rachel Morrison commented, saying "please do something wildly inappropriate".

Fellow New Zealander, comedian Rhys Darby commented a simple "of course!"

Filmmaker Edgar Wright replied on Twitter and asked him: "are you presenting Best Adapted Screenplay?"

Taika replied: "That would make sense."

Waititi was nominated for best screenplay award for Jojo Rabbit alongside fellow Kiwi Anthony McCarten who is up for The Two Popes.

Taika won the Bafta award for best screenplay earlier this week.


The star joins a stacked lineup of presenters, including Sandra Oh, Jane Fonda, Olivia Colman, Mark Ruffalo, Will Ferrell, and Keanu Reeves.

Grammy-award winning Billie Eilish is among the performers at the glitzy awards ceremony. The star recently announced she has penned the song for the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die.

Elton John and Idina Menzel will also perform.

• The Oscars ceremony screens live on TV2 Monday.