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Jennifer to Perform at the Oscars

Jennifer to Perform at the Oscars

OSCAR® PRODUCERS NAME PERFORMERS IN
CELEBRATION TO MUSICALS OF THE LAST DECADE

JENNIFER HUDSON, CATHERINE ZETA-JONES, HUGH JACKMAN, ANNE HATHAWAY, RUSSELL CROWE, AMANDA SEYFRIED, EDDIE REDMAYNE, SAMANTHA BARKS, AARON TVEIT AND HELENA BONHAM CARTER

Beverly Hills, CA — Academy Award® winners Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe join this year’s Oscar® nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway along with Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham Carter in a celebration honoring movie musicals of the last decade, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

"We are pleased to have been able to amass so much talent to create the celebration to musicals of the last decade that we envisioned,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “We are thrilled that so many talented actors have agreed to bring our vision to life.”

Earlier this month, the producers announced a planned tribute recognizing the resurgence of musicals over the past decade with performances highlighting “Chicago,” “Dreamgirls” and “Les Miserables.”
Hudson, Zeta-Jones, Jackman, Hathaway, Crowe, Seyfried, Redmayne, Barks, Tveit and Carter join a stellar list of previously announced performers including Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand and presenters including Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and "Marvel's The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; "Chicago" cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; and special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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