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Meryl Streep to hand out Oscars

Feb. 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM   |   Comments

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, who is up for the Best Actress Oscar for her work in "The Iron Lady," is to be a presenter at the 84th Academy Awards show in Los Angeles.

The ABC telecast's producers announced Wednesday her participation in Sunday's prize presentation at Hollywood & Highland Center, formerly known as the Kodak Theatre.

This is Streep's 17th Oscar nomination. She won a Supporting Actress Oscar in 1979 for her role in "Kramer vs. Kramer" and the Best Actress award in 1982 for her role in "Sophie's Choice." Her other film credits include "It's Complicated," "Julie & Julia," "Doubt," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Adaptation," "The Hours," "Music of the Heart," "The Bridges of Madison County," "The River Wild," "Ironweed" and "Silkwood." Streep will be seen next in "Great Hope Springs."

Previously announced Oscar presenters include Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Michael Douglas, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Zach Galifianakis, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig.

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