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Christoph Waltz Booked as Oscar Presenter, Completing the Set

Last year’s Best Supporting Actor is the fourth and last of 2012’s acting winners to be named a presenter


Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz will be a presenter at this year’s Academy Awards, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced on Thursday.

Following the previous announcements that Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway will present, the booking gives Zadan and Meron a complete set of all four of last year’s acting winners.

Traditionally, those four winners return to the following year’s Oscars to present the acting awards, and are among the first presenters announced.

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Waltz was named Best Supporting Actor last year for “Django Unchained.” It was the second time in four years that he’d won the award for playing a cultured but verbose character in a Quentin Tarantino movie, the first being “Inglourious Basterds” in 2010.

The Oscars will take place on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre, and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Before announcing the presenters, Zadan and Meron announced that U2, Idina Menzel, Pharrell Williams and Karen O will perform nominated songs on the show.

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