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Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announce that Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence are joining the growing list of show presenters. They join the previously announced Best Actress winners Halle Berry ("Monster's Ball"), Reese Witherspoon ("Walk the Line"), Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side") and Nicole Kidman ("The Hours"), as well as last year's winners Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady"), Jean Dujardin ("The Artist"), Octavia Spencer ("The Help") and Christopher Plummer ("Beginners"). "The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo will also present on-stage. Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe will make "special appearances" on the Oscar show--not specifically as presenters. This suggests that they may be playing in some Seth MacFarlane skits. All four »

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