Actors Winslet, Penn and Cruz return for 82nd Academy Awards’ Oscar show. All three living performers won Oscars in the acting categories last year will return to 82nd Academy Awards, announced the show producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman. Kate Winslet will present with fellow winners and Sean Penn and Penélope Cruz on the March 7, 2010 Oscar telecast. (Heath Ledger won the Supporting Actor Oscar posthumously for his performance in “The Dark Knight” as the Joker.)
Winslet has been nominated for six Academy Awards and took home an Oscar for her leading role in 2008’s “The Reader.” Previously, she received nominations for her leading roles in “Titanic” (1997), “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004) and “Little Children” (2006), and recognition for her supporting roles in “Sense and Sensibility” (1995) and “Iris” (2001).
Penn has been nominated five times for Actor in a Leading Role and twice took home an Oscar: in 2003 for “Mystic River” and last year for his performance as charismatic politician Harvey Milk in “Milk.” His other nominations came for “Dead Man Walking” (1995), “Sweet and Lowdown” (1999) and “I Am Sam” (2001).
Last year, at the 81st Academy Awards, Penelope Cruz took home the Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” She was previously nominated for her leading role in “Volver,” and is nominated this year for her supporting performance in “Nine.”
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 7, 2010, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. The Academy Awards presentation also will be televised live to more than 200 countries worldwide.