More than 'Once': Performers, presenters announced for Oscars

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After weeks of announcements about who would be performing and presenting at the Grammys, now they begin for the Oscars!

And it's only fitting the duo that got shafted at the Grammys is the first performer announced this week for the Oscars: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the duo from the film "Once."

As usual, the show will feature performances of the year’s other nominated songs. ‘‘Enchanted’’ star Amy Adams will sing ‘‘Happy Working Song,’’ one of the film’s three nominated tunes. Kristin Chenoweth and Marlon Saunders will perform ‘‘That’s How You Know,’’ and Jon McLaughlin will sing ‘‘So Close,’’ also from ‘‘Enchanted.’’ Jamia Simone Nash, along with the IMPACT repertory Theatre of Harlem, will sing ‘‘Raise It Up’’ from ‘‘August Rush.’’

Hansard and Irglova will perform "Falling Slowly," their signature duet from the film.

Presenters were announced today, too: Forest Whitaker, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Denzel Washington, Martin Scorsese, Cate Blanchett, Cameron Diaz, Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks.

Jon Stewart was previously announced as the show’s host.


AP

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