Berry, Bullock, Kidman and Witherspoon to present awards on Oscar night
Halle Berry (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic); Sandra Bullock (Steve Granitz/WireImage); Nicole Kidman (Steve Granitz/WireImage); Reese Witherspoon (Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Who better to hand out an Oscar than someone who already knows what it's like to have one? Four actresses who have won Academy Awards for Best Actress have been confirmed as presenters at the upcoming Oscars telecast on February 24.
Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who will be producing this year's Academy Awards show, have announced Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will be presenting awards during the broadcast.
Berry won for her performance in "Monster's Ball," Bullock picked up a trophy for her work in "The Blind Side," Kidman was honored for her turn in "The Hours," and Witherspoon earned her Oscar playing June Carter Cash in "Walk The Line."
The four actresses will be joining an already impressive roster of talent. The four performers who won last year's awards for acting will all appear on the Academy Award show -- Jean Dujardin (best actor for "The Artist"), Christopher Plummer (best supporting actor for "Beginners"), Octavia Spencer (best supporting actress for "The Help"), and Meryl Streep (best actress for "The Iron Lady"). Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the stars of the award-winning musical "Chicago," will be reuniting to pay tribute to the film. The stars of the superhero hit "The Avengers" -- Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo -- will join forces to hand out some awards. Barbra Streisand will sing on the telecast for the first time in thirty-six years. And to help keep host Seth MacFarlane company, the stars of his hit comedy "Ted" -- Mark Wahlberg and the titular foul-mouthed teddy bear -- will also present.
The 2013 Academy Awards will be broadcast Sunday, February 24 on ABC.