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Reese Witherspoon to Present at 79th Academy Awards®


Beverly Hills, CA — Academy Award®-winning actress Reese Witherspoon will be a presenter at the 79th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producer Laura Ziskin announced today.

Last year, Witherspoon received her first Oscar® nomination and took home the Actress in a Leading Role Award for her performance as June Carter Cash in “Walk the Line.” Witherspoon served as a producer on the upcoming “Penelope,” in which she also has a supporting role, and recently completed filming “Rendition.”

Her other film credits include “Just Like Heaven,” “Vanity Fair,” the “Legally Blonde” films, “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Election,” “Pleasantville” and “Freeway.”

Witherspoon will join fellow actors George Clooney, Cameron Diaz, Eva Green and Hugh Jackman as presenters.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

The Oscars® will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour red carpet arrivals segment, “The Road to the Oscars.”


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