Michael Douglas to present award at Oscars
Veteran actor Michael Douglas, who is recovering from throat cancer, has been added to the list of presenters at the Oscar ceremony. The 67-year-old is tipped to announce...india Updated: Feb 21, 2012 16:51 IST
Veteran actor Michael Douglas, who is recovering from throat cancer, has been added to the list of presenters at the Oscar ceremony.
The 67-year-old is tipped to announce the Best Picture award at the Sunday ceremony.
He will join the likes of Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks and Angelina Jolie who will present awards to the winners.
Douglas is no stranger to the Academy Awards. He won Best Actor for his performance in Wall Street in 1987 and his production venture One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest won the Best Picture award in 1975.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live internationally.
The nine nominees for Best Picture are The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse, and Hugo.
Best Actor nominees are George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Demián Bichir (A Better Life), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Brad Pitt (Moneyball).
Best Actress nominees are Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn).
AngelinaNominees for Best Director are Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) and Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life).
The producers of the 2012 Oscars, Brian Grazer (The Da Vinci Code, A Beautiful Mind) and Don Mischer (Oscars, Emmys, Super Bowl), have not scheduled musical performances of the two songs nominated for Best Original Song from The Muppets and Rio, according to Deadline Hollywood.
The Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood will be televised live February 26 at 7 pm ET on ABC-TV and across more than 225 countries worldwide.
(With inputs from AFP Relaxnews)