— Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart will present at the 82nd Academy Awards®, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today. This will be Cyrus and Efron’s second appearance, and Lautner and Stewart’s debut on an Academy Awards telecast.
Cyrus, who is best known for her “Hannah Montana” series and concerts, lent her voice to 2008’s Oscar-nominated animated feature “Bolt” and starred in 2009’s “Hannah Montana The Movie.” Cyrus will be seen next in “The Last Song” with Greg Kinnear.
Efron is currently working on “Charlie St. Cloud,” scheduled to be released later this year. His other film credits include “Hairspray,” “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” “17 Again” and “Me and Orson Welles.”
Lautner can currently be seen in “Valentine’s Day” and recently completed work on “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” He is has several projects in development, including “Northern Lights” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.” Lautner’s other film credits include “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” “Twilight” and “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”
Stewart, who portrays Bella Swan in the “Twilight” film series, will be seen next in “The Runaways” and recently completed work on “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Her other film credits include “Panic Room,” “Zathura: A Space Adventure,” “Into the Wild” and “Adventureland.”
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.