Uma, Naomi Sign On for Oscar Duty
Uma Thurman will make her fourth appearance as an Oscar presenter. Thurman, 33, who was previously nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," recently appeared in John Woo's "Paycheck" and will be back this year for the second half of Tarantino's genre-bending "Kill Bill."
She will be joined by Naomi Watts, 35, who's up for Best Actress for her performance as a widow who is coming unraveled in "21 Grams."
Among the upcoming projects for the British-born actress (who was raised in Australia) are "We Don't Live Here Anymore," "Stay" and "I Heart Huckabee's." She also is due to work on a sequel to "The Ring," as well as a remake of "King Kong," directed by "Lord of the Rings'" Peter Jackson.
Finally, "Lost in Translation" director Sofia Coppola will also make her first Academy Awards appearance. Coppola's film is nominated in four categories, including nods for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor for Bill Murray. "Lost in Translation" is only the 32-year-old director's second film, following her 1999 debut, "The Virgin Suicides."
The Oscars will be broadcast live Sunday from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.