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At long last, the Academy’s slow-trickle strategy of announcing big-name Oscar presenters has come to an end, wrapping up with two of the biggest stars of all.
Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman will take the stage at some point during the telecast, which is being hosted by Seth MacFarlane and produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Nicholson has three Oscar wins to his credit, two for best actor in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and As Good as It Gets (1997) and another for supporting actor in Terms of Endearment (1983). Hoffman has taken home two statuettes, for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Rain Man (1988).
“Between the two of them, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman have created more iconic characters than any other pair of actors in the world,” Zadan and Meron said. “Their participation in this year’s Oscars completes a list of presenters and performers that truly represents that great breadth and depth of acting talent in film today.”
The long list of presenters at Sunday’s show includes 2013 nominees Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as 2012 winners Jean Dujardin, Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer. Five members of The Avengers — Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo — will also present, while providing needed security in case of any alien invasions.
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