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Werner Herzog on Berlin Jury, Anne Hathaway to Announce Oscar Nominations

The Berlin Film Festival has announced the jury members for its 2010 edition. They are: German filmmaker Werner Herzog, the jury president; Chinese actress Yu Nan; Italian writer-director Francesca Comencini; Spanish producer Jose Maria Morales; Somali-born writer Nuruddin Farah; American Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger; and German actress Cornelia Froboess.

The 67-year-old Herzog has been making movies since 1962. Among his best-known efforts are The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1976), Woyzeck (1979), Nosferatu (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Grizzly Man (2005), and the recent The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009).

Renée Zellweger won a best supporting Oscar for Cold Mountain (2003), in which she co-starred with Nicole Kidman; Zellweger was nominated for two other Academy Awards: for Bridge Jones' Diary (2001) and Chicago (2002).

Francesca Comencini, the director of the well-received drama A casa nostra / Our Home (2006), is the daughter of legendary Italian filmmaker Luigi Comencini. Her sister, Cristina Comencini, directed the Oscar-nominated Don't Tell (2005).

Veteran Cornelia Froboess has more than 80 features and television movies to her credit. Among them is the light musical Mein Mann, das Wirtschaftswunder / My Husband, the Economic Miracle (1961), in which she plays the daughter of Nazi era icon Marika Rökk.

The Berlin festival runs from Feb. 11-21. The jury will announce the winners of the Golden Bear and other awards on Feb. 20.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway, nominated for an Academy Award for Rachel Getting Married, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak will announced the nominations for the 2010 Academy Awards on Tuesday, February 2. Hathaway and Sherak will unveil the nominations in 10 of the 24 Oscar categories at 5:30 a.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Among Hathaway's other screen credits are The Devil Wears Prada, opposite Meryl Streep, Bride Wars, Get Smart, Passengers, Becoming Jane, Brokeback Mountain and The Princess Diaries. She'll next be seen in Valentine's Day, followed by the role of the White Queen in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Love and Other Drugs, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.

Nominations information for all categories will be distributed simultaneously to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards Web site, www.oscar.com.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Photo: Jon Didier / © A.M.P.A.S.

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