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Salma Hayek to Present at 78th Academy Awards®


March 2, 2006, Beverly Hills, CA — Academy Award®-nominated actress Salma Hayek will be a presenter at the 78th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producer Gil Cates announced today.

Hayek was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in 2002 for her portrayal of Frida Kahlo in “Frida.” She will be seen next in Robert Towne’s “Ask the Dust.” Hayek’s other film credits include “After the Sunset,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “Dogma” and “Fools Rush In.”

Hayek will join fellow presenters Hilary Swank, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Will Ferrell, Queen Latifah, Clint Eastwood, Terrence Howard, Meryl Streep, Will Smith, Steve Carell, Nicole Kidman, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Uma Thurman, Charlize Theron, Naomi Watts, Lily Tomlin, Reese Witherspoon, George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST. A one-hour red carpet arrivals show will precede the telecast at 4 p.m.

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