Theron, Zellweger to Present Oscars
With the Academy Awards less than two weeks away, the evening's lineup is beginning to come into focus.
On Tuesday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added several more names to the growing list of celebrity presenters and performers who will take the stage Feb. 29 during the 76th Academy Awards ceremony.
One of them is Renée Zellweger, said show producer Joe Roth. Zellweger, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Civil War epic "Cold Mountain," is no stranger to the Academy stage in recent years. Last year she was nominated for Best Actress for her role as Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago." In 2001 she also received a Best Actress nomination for the lead role in "Bridget Jones's Diary," which she will reprise later this year in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason."
The Academy also confirmed that "Monster" star Charlize Theron will be among the list of presenters. Theron, who's up for Best Actress for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the dark film, is considered by many to be a favorite in her category. On Saturday she received the best actress award at the Berlin Film Festival, and in January she won a Golden Globe for her role.
Also joining the list of presenters are Jim Carrey, Julianne Moore and Robin Williams. Last year Moore received two nominations, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her roles in "Far From Heaven" and "The Hours," respectively. Moore will appear in the upcoming "Laws of Attraction" opposite Pierce Brosnan. Williams, who will be seen next in the sci-fi thriller "The Final Cut," won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1998's "Good Will Hunting," starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
Among the musical acts taking the stage will be actors Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, who will perform the Oscar-nominated song "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from their folk-music comedy "A Mighty Wind," the Academy confirmed Monday.
The Academy Awards will air on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
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