News for Feb. 23, 2006

Naomi Watts to hand out Oscars

2/23/06, 4:47 pm EST - Xoanon

King Kong star Naomi Watts has signed on to hand out an Oscar at next month's ceremony. The 37-year-old beauty, whose last screen turn was as the object of the giant ape's affections in Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong, was nominated for a best actress Academy Awards for 2003's death-themed drama 21 Grams. Her other screen credits include the horror flick The Ring, I Heart Huckabees and David Lynch's acclaimed drama movie Mulholland Drive. The British-born Australian actress joins a string of celebrity presenters already signed up for the March 5 Academy Awards show, including her best friend, Australian Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman. [More]