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[02/05/13 - 09:57 AM]
Oscar(R) Winners Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer Return to Oscars(R) Stage
"We are honored to have Meryl, Octavia, Christopher and Jean, last year's Oscar winners in each of the acting categories, return to the Oscar stage," said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

[via press release from ABC]

OSCAR(R) WINNERS MERYL STREEP, JEAN DUJARDIN, OCTAVIA SPENCER AND CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER RETURN TO OSCARS(R) STAGE

Last year's Academy Award(R) winners, Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer, will return to present on this year's telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

"We are honored to have Meryl, Octavia, Christopher and Jean, last year's Oscar winners in each of the acting categories, return to the Oscar stage," said Zadan and Meron.

Streep, who is the most nominated actor with 17 nominations, has won three Academy Awards(R), including last year's lead actress award for her performance in "The Iron Lady." Dujardin won the award for his lead performance in the Best Picture winner, "The Artist." It was his first nomination. Spencer, also a first time nominee, took home the Oscar for her supporting role in Best Picture nominee "The Help." Plummer, who has twice been nominated, won the award for his supporting role in "Beginners."

ABOUT THE ACADEMY

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards - in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners - the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.





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