Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson have been added to the list of presenters at the 2013 Oscar ceremony, Academy Awards telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. (Image: Oscar 1980 ceremony, featuring Kramer vs. Kramer winners Robert Benton, Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, and Stanley R. Jaffe.)
Dustin Hoffman Oscar nominations
Dustin Hoffman has been nominated for seven Oscars, always in the Best Actor category, winning twice: Robert Benton's Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), with Meryl Streep, and Barry Levinson's Rain Man (1988), with Tom Cruise. Hoffman's other Oscar nods were for Mike Nichols' The Graduate (1967), with Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross; John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy (1969), with Jon Voight; Bob Fosse's Lenny (1974), with Valerie Perrine; Sydney Pollack's Tootsie (1982), with Jessica Lange; and Barry Levinson's Wag the Dog (1997), with Robert De Niro.
Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet, was considered a potential Oscar 2013 contender, but failed to receive a single nomination. Written by Ronald Harwood, Quartet features Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, and Billy Connolly.
Jack Nicholson Oscar nominations
Jack Nicholson has been nominated 12 times for an Oscar, both in the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories. As Best Actor, Nicholson won for Milos Forman's One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and James L. Brooks' As Good as It Gets (1997). As Best Supporting Actor, Nicholson won for Brooks' Terms of Endearment (1983). Curiously, all three of Nicholson's leading ladies won Best Actress Oscars, respectively, Louise Fletcher, Helen Hunt, and Shirley MacLaine.
Jack Nicholson's nine other Oscar nominations were, as Best Actor: Bob Rafelson's Five Easy Pieces (1970), with Karen Black; Hal Ashby's The Last Detail (1973), with Randy Quaid; Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974), with Faye Dunaway; John Huston's Prizzi's Honor (1985), with Kathleen Turner; Hector Babenco's Ironweed (1987), with Meryl Streep; Alexander Payne's About Schmidt (2002), with Kathy Bates. As Best Supporting Actor, Nicholson's other nominations were for Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider (1969), with Hopper and Peter Fonda; Warren Beatty's Reds (1981), with Beatty and Diane Keaton; and Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men (1992), with Tom Cruise and Demi Moore.
Oscar 2013 presenters
Here's the list of the previously announced Oscar 2013 presenters: Paul Rudd, Nicole Kidman, Jane Fonda, Jean Dujardin, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, Michael Douglas, Christopher Plummer, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Mark Wahlberg, Ted, and Jamie Foxx.
Also: Chicago's Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones; The Avengers' Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, and Samuel L. Jackson; and special guests Daniel Radcliffe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum, and Charlize Theron.
Oscar 2013 performers include Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Adele, Amanda Seyfried, Shirley Bassey, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Norah Jones, Russell Crowe, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham Carter.
Oscar 2013 nominations
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master; Alan Arkin, Argo; Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln; Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook; Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained.
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln; Helen Hunt, The Sessions; Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables; Amy Adams, The Master; Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook.
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty; Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook; Emmanuelle Riva, Amour; Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild; Naomi Watts, The Impossible.
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook; Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables; Denzel Washington, Flight; Joaquin Phoenix, The Master; Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln.
Best Foreign Language Film nominees: Michael Haneke's Amour; Pablo Larraín's No; Nikolaj Arcel's A Royal Affair; Kim Nguyen's War Witch; Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg's Kon-Tiki.
Best Picture Oscar: Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild, Michael Haneke's Amour, David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, Ben Affleck's Argo, Ang Lee's Life of Pi, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. Best Director nominees: Lee, Zeitlin, Haneke, Spielberg, Russell.
Robert Benton, Stanley R. Jaffe, Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep 1979 Oscar photo: Courtesy of AMPAS.