It’s confirmed that Meryl’s going to attend the Oscars this year, on Feb 24th (Sunday). The ceremony starts at 8pm and is going to be aired by ABC.
The Academy Awards have locked down last year’s winning actors as the first presenters for the 2013 show.
Meryl Streep (Iron Lady), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Octavia Spencer (The Help) and Christopher Plummer (Beginners) are the first booked to appear during the live Feb. 24 telecast, hosted by Seth MacFarlane.
“We are honored to have Meryl, Octavia, Christopher and Jean, last year’s Oscar winners in each of the acting categories, return to the Oscar stage,” said show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
Streep, the most-nominated actor in Oscar history, won her third Academy Award last year for playing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
The 2013 Oscars will air Sunday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m., on ABC.
Also a tweet by @RedCarpetTeam confirmed it too:
Last year’s winners Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer, Jean Dujardin & Christopher Plummer will be back to present @ the Oscars!
Apparently Meryl confirmed that she’ll attend the event this year. An article by Charitybuzz gives us more info:
Enjoy 2 tickets to attend the Reeve Foundation’s 2012 A Magical Evening gala on Wednesday, November 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, a chance to walk the red carpet with some of their hottest celebrity supporters, 5 Magic Ticket raffle tickets, and a meet and greet/photo op with a celebrity guest, and Matthew and Alexandra Reeve, Christopher Reeve’s children!
A Magical Evening, a fabulous gala benefit for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, will feature special guests Meryl Streep, Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks to name just a few. At the event, the Foundation will celebrate its 2012 accomplishments and honor Paul Daversa as recipient of the Christopher Reeve Spirit of Courage Award and the international box office record breaking film The Intouchables as recipient of the Dana Reeve HOPE Award. The film’s directors and leading stars will accept the award on it’s behalf.
Terms: Includes 2 tickets to 2012 A Magical Evening gala on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Cirpiani Wall Street in NYC; a walk on the red carpet with some of the Reeve Foundation’s hottest celebrity supporters; 5 Magic Ticket raffle tickets; plus a meet and greet/photo op with a celebrity guest, and Matthew and Alexandra Reeve. The gala/reception begins at 6:30 PM and dinner begins at 7:30 PM. Black tie optional. The Magic Ticket drawing is a random drawing to win high-end donated merchandise and products ranging in cost from $350 – $5,000. Winner and guest must be at least 21 years of age. Transportation and accommodations are not included. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned.