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Blanchett to hand out Oscars

  |   Feb. 16, 2011 at 3:15 AM
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Australian actress Cate Blanchett will be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the telecast's producers said.

Blanchett is a five-time Academy Award nominee, who took home the Supporting Actress Oscar in 2004 for her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator."

She earned supporting actress nominations for "Notes on a Scandal" in 2006 and "I'm Not There" in 2007, and lead actress nominations for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in "Elizabeth" and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age."

Blanchett's other film credits include "Robin Hood," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Good German," "Babel," "Veronica Guerin," "Charlotte Gray," "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

She will next be seen in "Hanna," due out in April.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 are to be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.

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