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Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lawrence will also be Oscar presenters

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Well, at least these three now know that they'll be on stage at the Oscars at least once.

The 85th Annual Academy Awards are a mere ten days away and the official lineup of presenters is coming together, with Oscar nominees Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain now set to hand off a golden trophy to a lucky winner.

The trio joins an all already impressive presenters ensemble that includes Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg and his best friend Ted, along with "The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.

Returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep will also be presenting, with special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron and "Chicago" cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones all set to take the stage at some point as well.

The Oscars will be the one ceremony where Ben Affleck doesn't take home the directing award for "Argo," as he's not even nominated in that category (an oversight for which we have a feeling the Academy members are feeling a bit foolish for making). There's a very good chance that "Argo" will be winning the Oscar for Best Picture, though, which Affleck co-produced with Grant Heslov and George Clooney.

Jessica Chastain is nominated for Best Actress for her performance in "Zero Dark Thirty," a film that has become increasingly ignored by awards-givers as the controversy over its torture scenes continues to escalate ... a controversy that may indeed hurt Chastain's chances for winning. Chastain was previously Oscar-nominated for her supporting performance in "The Help."

Finally, America's sweetheart (or at least tomboy crush) Jennifer Lawrence is nominated for Best Actress for her performance in "Silver Linings Playbook," a category for which she was previously nominated for her startling turn in "Winter's Bone." After winning Best Actress at the Critics Choice Awards, the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes, Lawrence has emerged as the official frontrunner to take home the Oscar as well.

The 85th Annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 24 and hosted by Seth MacFarlane, who will certainly be surrounded by plenty of celebrities to poke fun of.

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