Oscar Watch: Dustin Hoffman, Richard Gere

Thesps boast 12 nominations between them

Dustin Hoffman and Richard Gere have been added as presenters to the 75th Academy Awards telecast. This will be Gere’s fifth Oscar appearance and Hoffman’s 10th.

A seven-time Oscar nominee, Hoffman has won two best actor statues, in 1979 for “Kramer vs. Kramer” and in 1988 for “Rain Man.”

The Academy Awards will be presented March 23 at the Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland. Show, produced by Gil Cates, will be televised live on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. EST with a half-hour arrival segment.

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