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Sigourney Weaver will make her fifth appearance as an Oscar presenter on the Academy Awards telecast.

Weaver has received three Oscar nominations, including actress nods for “Aliens” in 1986 and in 1988 for “Gorillas in the Mist,” and a supporting actress nom for “Working Girl.”

Meanwhile, Carrie Fisher will make her first stint as a writer for the Oscar show. Her novel “Postcards From the Edge” won the PEN West Award for best first novel. She recently wrote a screenplay for her second book, “Surrender the Pink.”

The Academy Awards will be telecast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles beginning at 6 p.m. on March 24.

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