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Oscar presenters, performers announced

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(FROM THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) — Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, and Nicole Kidman will be among the presenters at the 80th Academy Awards, show producer Gil Cates and Academy president Sid Ganis announced on Thursday. Other celebrities introducing segments or handing out trophies include Jessica Alba, Patrick Dempsey, Steve Carell, Katherine Heigl, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, and Miley Cyrus. Best Original Song performers include Amy Adams (”Happy Working Song” from Enchanted) and Once stars Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (”Falling Slowly”). Also, with the writers strike over, veteran kudofest scribe Bruce Vilanch will return behind the scenes, and host Jon Stewart is expected to rely on witticisms penned by several of his Daily Show writers. The show airs Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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