Jolie, Coppola, Thurman & Watts to Present at the Oscars

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Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie, writer/director Sofia Coppola, Uma Thurman, and Naomi Watts will present at the 76th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producer Joe Roth announced today.

This will be Jolie’s third Oscar appearance. She won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1999 for her role as Lisa Rowe in the drama Girl, Interrupted. Jolie stars in Taking Lives in March and will be seen in Alexander with Colin Farrell later in 2004.

This will be Coppola’s first appearance as an Oscar show presenter. Coppola directed this year’s critically-acclaimed film Lost in Translation and The Virgin Suicides marked her directorial debut.

It will mark Thurman’s fourth appearance as an Oscar presenter. In 1994, Thurman received an Academy Award nomination for her supporting performance in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. She recently was seen in Paycheck and will be seen next in Kill Bill: Vol. 2.

This will be Watts’ first Oscar show appearance. Watts is nominated for an Oscar for her leading role in 21 Grams. She will be seen next in I Heart Huckabees, Stay and We Don’t Live Here Anymore.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2003 will be presented on February 29, 2004, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. (PST) with a half-hour arrivals segment.