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Actor Foxx to be Oscar presenter
Jamie Foxx in Ray
Foxx won his own Oscar portraying singing legend Ray Charles.
Actor Jamie Foxx is to present an Oscar at this year's Academy Awards, it has been announced.

Foxx won the best actor Oscar for his role as singer Ray Charles in 2005, he was also nominated for his supporting role in the film Collateral.

He recently finished production on the big screen version of 80s TV hit Miami Vice, due for release in summer 2006.

Nominations for the 78th Academy Awards - which take place on 5 March - will be announced in Los Angeles on 31 January.

Organisers will announce further presenters for the Academy Awards in the run-up to the awards ceremony.

Musical success

Foxx is currently starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the Gulf War film Jarhead.

The 38-year-old actor, who began studying piano at the age of three, prepared for his Oscar-winning role in Ray by rehearsing music with Ray Charles himself.

Foxx had studied music in college and released his first album Peep This in 1994.

Last week his album Unpredictable topped the US album charts for the second week running, selling 131,000 copies in a week.


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