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Day-Lewis to present at Oscars

Daniel Day-Lewis is set to present at this year's Oscars.

The three-time Oscar winner, who scooped the best actor statuette last year, will hand out the best actress trophy, the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron confirmed.

Jennifer Lawrence, who won last year's best actress gong for her role in Silver Linings Playbook and is up for best supporting actress for her performance in American Hustle, will be on hand to dish out the best actor prize.

Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz, last year's best supporting actor and actress winners, will also present awards.

Dame Judi Dench is up against Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Amy Adams for best actress, while Chiwetel Ejiofor faces Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Bruce Dern for the best actor prize.

Michael Fassbender faces competition from Captain Phillips' Barkhad Abdi, Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper and Jonah Hill for the best supporting actor trophy, with Jennifer Lawrence battling Sally Hawkins, Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong'o and June Squibb for best supporting actress.

Daniel - who won his third Oscar for his portrayal of former US President Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln - previously took home the prizes for 2007's There Will Be Blood and 1989's My Left Foot.

Ellen DeGeneres will host this year's Oscars ceremony, which takes place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Centre on March 2.

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