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Robert Downey Jr. to present at 2011 Academy Awards

01/31/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Robert Downey Jr. joins the long list of celebrities presenting at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, the telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced in a statement on Monday.

The Academy award-nominated actor is in the middle of shooting the sequel to "Sherlock Holmes" with "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" star Noomi Rapace.

Downey has been nominated for an Academy Award twice, one for his leading performance in the 1992 film "Chaplin," and another for his supporting role in the 2008 film "Tropic Thunder" as Kirk Lazarus.

Last week it was announced that Hugh Jackman will make his return to the Oscar stage as a presenter for the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony.

The "X-Men" actor hosted the awards ceremony in 2009, which included a musical opening number featuring this year's host Anne Hathaway. Jackman also has another Oscar connection with Best Director nominee Darren Aronofsky, who is set to helm "The Wolverine" where Jackman, a follow up film to 2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

This year's Oscar ceremony is set to air live on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2011. Check out a full list of Oscar nominations.

OnTheRedCarpet.com is your news source for Oscars coverage. Live coverage from the Oscar red carpet begins at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT). "On The Red Carpet at the Oscars" broadcasts LIVE in many markets (check your local TV listings). We're also streaming the show online and on our free On The Red Carpet iPad app, available now in iTunes.

When the last awards have been given out, watch continuing coverage of the Governor's Ball and all the Oscar night parties as "On The Red Carpet at the Oscars" broadcasts LIVE on many west coast stations (check your local TV listings). We're also streaming the show online and on our iPad app.

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