14 February 2013 9:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It seems Ben Affleck has no hard feelings about being snubbed in the Oscars category of Best Director this year. The Academy Awards announced Thursday that the Argo director, 40, will join fellow nominees Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence as presenters for the Feb. 24 show. Affleck is a nominee as a producer of Argo, which is up for Best Picture. Chastain, 35, and Lawrence, 22, are both competing in the Best Actress category - for Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook, respectively. All three are second-time nominees. Chastain and Lawrence received earlier nods for The Help and Winter's Bone. Affleck won the »

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