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Oscar glory for star Anne Hathaway

Actress Anne Hathaway will be among the first to learn who has been nominated for an Oscar this year.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said 27-year-old Hathaway will join motion picture academy president Tom Sherak to announce Academy Award nominees on February 2.

Mr Sherak and Hathaway will reveal nominations in 10 of the 24 categories at a news conference at the academy's Beverly Hills headquarters.

Hathaway was nominated for an Oscar last year for her leading role in Rachel Getting Married.