Monday, January 9, 2012

MTV News: Jennifer Lawrence Selected To Announce Oscar Nods

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Jennifer Lawrence Selected To Announce Oscar Nods
Jan 9th 2012, 09:05

'Hunger Games' star was up for Best Actress at the 2011 Academy Awards. By Jocelyn Vena

Jennifer Lawrence Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Jennifer Lawrence has been selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to announce this year's Oscar nominees.

The "Hunger Games" actress will be joined by Academy President Tom Sherak at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on January 24 to reveal just who will be up for one of those coveted gold statues, the Academy announced on Monday (January 9). The show, airing on ABC, is set to take place on February 26 with host Billy Crystal.

Lawrence was up for Best Actress at the 2011 show for her star-making turn in "Winter's Bone." While she lost to "Black Swan" star Natalie Portman, she made headlines thanks to her body-hugging red dress.

She's next set to star in "The Hunger Games," set for release on March 23. The same day her Oscars gig was announced, Lionsgate announced plans for pre-sale tickets for the highly-anticipated flick, which also stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. For those hungry to get their hands on tickets early, advanced sales kick off on February 22.

When Lawrence was first cast in the film, which is based on the beloved novels by Suzanne Collins, fans had some reservations about whether she could fully embody the books' heroine, Katniss Everdeen. "I wasn't aware that everybody was so upset until I after I got my hair dyed, and people were like, 'Oh my gosh, blond hair can turn brown. Wow. It's a miracle,' " Lawrence told MTV News in May of last year.

Check out everything we've got on "The Hunger Games."

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