Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Oscars 2013: ‘The Avengers’ cast added to presenters list

Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Nick Fury and Hawkeye are going to the Oscars.

The Avengers will assemble on Feb. 24 to present at the 85th Academy Awards, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Wednesday.

The cast of “Marvel’s The Avengers” who will present: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk).

Downey has two Oscar nominations under his belt: one for Best Actor for “Chaplin” (1992) and a Best Supporting Actor nom for “Tropic Thunder” (2008). Evans will be making his Oscar debut. Jackson was nominated for Supporting Actor for “Pulp Fiction” (1994). He is also in Best Picture nominee “Django Unchained.” Renner was nominated for Best Actor in the 2009 Best Picture winner, “The Hurt Locker,” and for Supporting Actor in “The Town” (2010). Ruffalo received his first nomination for Supporting Actor in 2010 Best Picture nominee “The Kids Are All Right.”

The Avengers join already announced presenters Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer. Mark Wahlberg and Ted, from the movie "Ted," have also been confirmed presenters.

Watch The Gold Knight Blog for the complete list of presenters as they are announced.

The 85th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2012, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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