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March 20, 1998: Matt Dillon named presenter at 70th annual Oscars

Matt Dillon will present an Oscar at the 70th Academy Awards. It will be the actor’s second appearance as presenter.

Dillon is currently appearing in “Wild Things.” He recently appeared in “In & Out” and has also starred in “Beautiful Girls,” “To Die For,” “Drugstore Cowboy,” “Rumblefish” and “The Flamingo Kid.”

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March 19, 1998: Helen Hunt named presenter at 70th annual Oscars

Helen Hunt will be a presenter at this year’s Oscarcast. It will be her second appearance on an Academy Awards program.

Hunt is in the running in this year’s best actress Oscar race for her performance in “As Good as It Gets.” She also stars in the NBC sitcom “Mad About You.”

Also, Djimon Hounsou will be a presenter for the first time. Hounsou recently starred in “Amistad.” Other film credits include “Deep Rising.”

March 18, 1998: Antonio Banderas named presenter at 70th annual Oscars

Antonio Banderas will present an Oscar at the 70th Academy Awards presentation. Banderas recently starred in “Evita.” He has also appeared in “Mambo Kings,” “Interview with the Vampire,” “Philadelphia,” “Miami Rhapsody” and “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.” He’ll soon be seen in “The Mask of Zorro.”

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March 17, 1998: Campbell named presenter at 70th Oscars

Neve Campbell will be a first-time presenter at this year’s Oscarcast. Campbell’s film credits include “The Craft,” “Scream” and “Scream 2.” She’ll be appearing this year in the features “Wild Things” and “54.” She currently stars in the hit Fox Television drama “Party of Five.”

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March 16, 1998: Drew Barrymore named presenter at 70th Oscars

Drew Barrymore will be a presenter on this year’s Oscarcast, according to show producer Gil Cates. It will be her first time on the job.

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March 11, 1998: Elisabeth Shue named presenter at 70th annual Oscars

Elisabeth Shue has been tapped as a presenter for this year’s Academy Awards show. It will be her second appearance on an Oscarcast. Nominated for an Academy Award for her leading perf in “Leaving Las Vegas,” Shue’s additional film credits include “Hearts and Souls,” “The Saint” and “Deconstructing Harry.”

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March 10, 1998: Connery named presenter for 70th Oscars

Sean Connery will make his third appearance as an Oscar presenter at this year’s Academy Awards telecast. As the star of “Dr. No,” Connery inaugurated the longrunning James Bond movie franchise. He received a best supporting actor Oscar for his role in “The Untouchables,” and will appear in this summer’s “The Avengers.”

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March 9, 1998: Lopez named presenter for 70th Oscars

Jennifer Lopez will make her second appearance as presenter at the 70th Academy Awards. Lopez starred in the 1997 pic “Selena,” and will star in this summer’s “Out of Sight.”

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March 6, 1998: Damon named presenter at 70th Oscars

Matt Damon will be a presenter at the 70th Academy Awards. It will be the first Oscar appearance for the actor-screenwriter. Damon received nominations in the best actor and best screenplay categories for his acting and writing duties in “Good Will Hunting.” He will next appear in the title role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “Saving Private Ryan.”

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March 5, 1998: Lemmon, Matthau set to co-present at 70th Academy Awards

Academy Award winning actors Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau will again team up to present an Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards telecast. It will be the second time that Lemmon and Matthau have presented together. Lemmon and Matthau co starred in “The Fortune Cookie,” “Grumpy Old Men,” “Grumpier Old Men,” “Out to Sea” and “The Odd Couple.” They are currently filming Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple II.”

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March 2, 1998: Ryan named presenter at 70th Oscars

Meg Ryan (“When Harry Met Sally…,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Courage Under Fire”) will be a presenter on this year’s Oscarcast. It will be her first appearance on an Academy Awards telecast. Ryan, who voiced the title character in the currently-playing “Anastasia,” has just finished working on Warner Bros.’ “City of Angels.”

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Feb. 27, 1998: Schwarzenegger joins presenters’ list for 70th Oscars

Arnold Schwarzenegger will present an Academy Award on this year’s Oscarcast, marking the fourth appearance as a presenter for the action star. Schwarzenegger’s motion picture career began in 1977 with his role in the critically acclaimed documentary “Pumping Iron.”

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Feb. 24, 1998: Goldberg joins presenters’ list for 70th Oscars

Whoopi Goldberg, who hosted the 66th and the 68th Academy Awards ceremony, has signed on as a presenter this year. Goldberg won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in “Ghost.”

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Feb. 20: Judd named presenter at 70th Oscars

Ashley Judd will present the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards Feb. 28, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Portions of this year’s sci-tech awards — including the presentation of Oscar statuettes to Gunnar P. Michelson and Don Iwerks — will be taped for inclusion in the 70th Academy Awards broadcast. Judd (“Kiss the Girls,” “The Locusts,” “A Time to Kill”) will make her first appearance as an presenter at the March 23 Oscarcast to introduce the sci-tech awards segment.

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Feb. 18, 1998: Jackson named presenter at 70th Oscars

Samuel L. Jackson has been named a presenter at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony. This will be Jackson’s second appearance as presenter. Jackson received a best supporting actor nomination for “Pulp Fiction.”

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Feb. 17, 1998: Affleck to make bow as presenter at 70th Oscars

Actor-screenwriter Ben Affleck will make his bow as a presenter at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony. Affleck’s first script, this year’s “Good Will Hunting,” co written with Matt Damon, is a nominee for this year’s best screenplay Oscar.

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Feb. 12, 1998: Gooding Jr. added to presenters’ list for 70th Oscars

Cuba Gooding Jr., who nabbed the supporting actor Oscar last year for “Jerry Maguire,” will be a presenter at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony. It will be his first appearance as a presenter. He’s currently onscreen in the multiple-Oscar nominated “As Good as It Gets.”

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Feb. 10, 1998: Madonna added to presenters’ list for 70th Oscars

Madonna will be among the presenters at this year’s Oscar ceremonies, marking her first appearance on the awards show as a presenter. She has appeared on the telecast twice before performing Oscar-nominated songs. In 1990 she crooned “Sooner or Later” from “Dick Tracy,” and in 1997 she sang “You Must Love Me” from the film version of “Evita.”

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Feb. 6, 1998: McDormand added to presenters list for ’97 Oscars

Frances McDormand, winner of last year’s best actress Oscar, will be a presenter at the 70th Academy Awards telecast. It will be McDormand’s first appearance to bestow one of the statuettes. McDormand won the Oscar for her portrayal of Marge Gunderson in “Fargo.” She also received a nomination in the supporting actress category in 1988 for her performance in “Mississippi Burning.”

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Feb. 5, 1998: Rush named presenter for 70th Academy Awards

Geoffrey Rush, last year’s best actor Oscar winner, will be a presenter on the 70th Academy Awards telecast. It will be Rush’s first appearance as a presenter. The Australian born Rush received the Oscar for his portrayal of pianist David Helfgott in “Shine.” He will be seen in the up-coming “Les Miserables.”

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Feb. 3, 1998: Washington named presenter for 70th Oscars

Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington has been set to make his third appearance as a presenter on this year’s Oscarcast. Washington, who has been nominated for an Academy Award three times, won the Oscar in 1989 in the supporting actor category for his portrayal of an embittered runaway slave in the Civil War pic “Glory.” He also was nominated for Oscars for his roles in “Malcolm X” and “Cry Freedom.”

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Jan. 29: Binoche named a presenter for 70th Oscars

Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche will be a presenter at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. It will be her second appearance as an Oscar presenter. Last year Binoche received the supporting actress Oscar for her performance in “The English Patient.” Traditionally, the Academy likes to have the previous year’s supporting actress winner present the supporting actor award. Binoche’s previous film credits include Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Blue,” for which she won the French Cesar award for best actress. She also appeared in “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” “Damage” and “The Horseman on the Roof,” and will star in the upcoming “Alice et Martin” for French director Andre Techine.

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