Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence are the latest Academy Award nominees to be added to the star-studded of presenters for the upcoming Oscars telecast.
Academy Award nominees will present trophies
It's nice to play a role where people don't think you're crazy
In a perfect world Ezra Miller would be getting ready to attend the Academy Awards later this month. The 20-year-old actor would be celebrating his first best supporting actor nomination for his role in Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being A Wallflower." Unfortunately, awards season is a far from perfect animal and Miller joins co-star Logan Lerman, Michael Pena ("End of Watch") and Bruce Willis ("Moonrise Kingdom") as actors who should have received more attention (thank god for the Independent Spirit Awards). That fact will be increasingly apparent to moviegoers who catch up with "Perks" after its release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download this week.
Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon will also hand out trophies
Hollywood's biggest night has gotten yet another injection of star power, as a bevy of Oscar-winning actresses have been announced as presenters at the upcoming 2013 Academy Awards ceremony.
Halle Berry ("Monster's Ball"), Nicole Kidman ("The Hours"), Sandra Bullock ("Blind Side"), Reese Witherspoon ("Walk the Line") will all grace the stage at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
The Oscar winners join an eye-popping list of previously announced stars who will appear on the show as presenters.
With 'Lincoln' hitting Oscar highs HitFix's editorial team ranks the director's best
Steven Spielberg may have lost the DGA Award honor to Ben Affleck a few weeks ago, but the legendary filmmaker is still tops in the mind of the HitFix editorial team. Spielberg's critically acclaimed drama "Lincoln" landed 12 Academy Awards nominations last month and director added two more for an astounding tally of 15 lifetime nods and three wins (not counting the Irving G. Thalberg honor). And at a spry 66-years-old, Spielberg shows no signs of slowing down.
Pundits are heading Ben Affleck's way, but are Academy voters?
Well the Oscar pundits have spoken again and - surprise - it appears a number of our peers are jumping on the "Argo" bandwagon.
Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson won't be making the trip
While "The Avengers" may not be up for any major awards at this year's Oscars, the Academy has still found a way to include some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
The gang's almost all here
A plethora of famous faces attended the Academy's annual Oscar luncheon this afternoon in Beverly Hills and that means yet another annual "class of" nominees photograph. This year's group shot finds Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis in the center of the image right in front of the Oscar statue (and also right next to best actor nominee Bradley Cooper). Can you find your favorite nominee in the crowd and, more importantly, who's missing?
Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Bradley Cooper also hit the red carpet
The Beverly Hilton Hotel was awash in A-list stars on Monday afternoon for the official 2013 Oscar nominees luncheon, with first-time nominees including Bradley Cooper ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Hugh Jackman ("Les Miserables") and 9-year-old "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis rubbing shoulders with awards-season vets like Robert De Niro ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln") and Amy Adams ("The Master") for a day filled with hobnobbing and perhaps more than a few forced smiles (something "Lincoln" nominee Tommy Lee Jones clearly can't be bothered with).
Check out all the star-studded pics in the gallery below.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards airs on Feb. 24 with host Seth MacFarlane.
Examples of a future exhibition at AMPAS' planned museum?
Earlier this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a major gift of 1,088 of posters from the golden age of Hollywood. These pieces of art were donated by Dwight Cleveland, a Chicago real estate developer. According to the Academy, Cleveland has amassed one of the largest and most historically significant collections of movie posters in the world. His gift includes posters of westerns, war films, musicals, biblical tales, and social problem films.
Only three more weeks of voting left
It's strange times in Oscarland. "Argo's" wins at the PGA Awards and SAG Awards have jolted a best picture race that seemed squarely in "Lincoln's" corner. Now, are all bets off or is it just a mirage we've seen play games with Academy Awards pundits before?