Past Winners Bates, Streisand, Theron Plus Former Nominees Downey, Jackson, Queen Latifah and Travolta Join 82nd Oscar® Show

Beverly Hills, CA (March 1, 2010) — Past Oscar winners Kathy Bates, Barbra Streisand and Charlize Theron will join former Oscar nominees Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah and John Travolta as presenters at the 82nd Academy Awards®, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today. Collectively the group has earned 16 nominations and won four Academy Awards.

Bates won an Academy Award® for her leading performance in “Misery” (1990). Streisand won Oscars® in 1968 for her lead performance in “Funny Girl” and in 1976 for the Original Song “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born).” In 2003 Theron received an Academy Award for her leading role in “Monster.”

Downey earned Oscar nominations for his leading performance in “Chaplin” (1992) and his supporting role in “Tropic Thunder (2008). Jackson and Queen Latifah received nominations for their supporting role in “Pulp Fiction” (1994) and “Chicago” (2002), respectively. Travolta earned nominations in the Best Actor category for both “Saturday Night Fever” (1977) and “Pulp Fiction” (1994).

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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For more information, contact

Toni Thompson
tthompson@oscars.org