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Comment 21 FEBRUARY 2013

Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe confirmed to take part in musical Academy Awards

Just three days to go until the biggest night in Hollywood. The 85th annual Academy Awards are nearly upon us, and as excitement builds more tantalising details about the star-studded event have been released - which promises to hit all the right notes with appearances from Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe.

Les Miserables stars Hugh, Anne and Russell are all starring in a special tribute honouring musical movies created in the last decade, alongside co-stars Eddie Redmayne and Helena Bonham Carter. Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta-Jones are also taking part.

 

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While the Academy hasn't said whether or not the stars will be singing themselves, it does seem likely. Hugh and Anne famously sang together when the Australian actor hosted the 81st Academy Awards in 2009, watched by some 36 million viewers.

That's not all. Also contributing to what promises to be a musical extravaganza are Dame Shirley Bassey and Adele, who will be performing her James Bond theme Skyfall as part of the James Bond 50th anniversary tribute. Justin Timberlake and Barbra Streisand will be singing on the night too.

On the awards front, it has been announced that Jennifer Aniston will be on hand to present. She is on duty with her Wanderlust co-star Paul Rudd, so fans of the actress can look forward to a dazzling red-carpet entrance from loved-up Jen and her fiancé Justin Theroux.

 

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Also confirmed to present trophies are Oscar-winners Jamie Foxx and Michael Douglas. They join previously-announced presenters including Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg.

The Oscars are taking place at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday night, with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane hosting for the very first time.

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