Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence
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It seems Ben Affleck
has no hard feelings about being snubbed
in the Oscars
category of Best Director this year.
The Academy Awards announced Thursday that the Argo
director, 40, will join fellow nominees Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence
as presenters for the Feb. 24 show.
Affleck is a nominee as a producer of Argo
, which is up for Best Picture. Chastain, 35, and Lawrence, 22, are both competing in the Best Actress category – for Zero Dark Thirty
and Silver Linings Playbook
All three are second-time nominees. Chastain and Lawrence received earlier nods for The Help
and Winter's Bone
. Affleck won the only other time he was nominated, picking up the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1998 for Good Will Hunting
The announcement follows Wednesday's news
that Best Actress winners Halle Berry
, Sandra Bullock
, Nicole Kidman
and Reese Witherspoon
will also take the stage.
The Academy has another announcement to make Friday at 12 p.m. ET. To get the news, check Oscar.com
or download the official Oscars app
, which offers trailers, videos, photos, games and more.
The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.