Dustin Hoffman (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images); Jack Nicholson (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Good news for those who are quaking at the idea of a musical-themed Oscar ceremony this Sunday: the show's producers hit at least one right note with the announcement that Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman will appear as presenters. Both of these Academy Award veterans have won Best Actor gold twice. And they might very will be handing a trophy to Daniel Day-Lewis, who might very well win for a history-making third time.
In a statement released this morning to Entertainment Weekly, the ceremony's producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Maron, said, "Between the two of them Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman have created more iconic characters than any other pair of actors in the world. Their participation in this year's Oscars completes a list of presenters and performers that truly represents that great breadth and depth of acting talent in film today."Read More »from Oscar veterans Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman to return as presenters