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Jackman lands Oscars presenting job

Hugh Jackman, a former Academy Awards host, is returning to the Oscar stage this year.

Producers said the 42-year-old actor will serve as a presenter on the 83rd Academy Awards next month.

He will join previously announced presenters Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry and Marisa Tomei.

Bullock and Bridges won the top acting Oscars last year, and Bridges is a nominee this year for his leading role in True Grit.

Berry won the lead actress Oscar for 2001's Monster's Ball, while Tomei won the supporting actress prize for 1992's My Cousin Vinny.

Winfrey, who appeared on last year's Academy Awards, was nominated for a supporting-actress Oscar for 1985's The Colour Purple.

James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27 at the Kodak Theatre, and they will be broadcast live on ABC.

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