Jennifer Lawrence to announce Oscar nominations

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A 2011 film directed by Matthew Vaughn, "X-Men: First Class" reveals a secret history of famous global events. Set in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, two young men are discovering their powers for the first time as they work together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new) to stop Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opens, thus beginning the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men. Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence.
January 10th, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence will announce this year's Oscar nominees.

The actress - who herself was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in 'Winter's Bone' last year - will host the nominations launch alongside Academy president Tom Sherak at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on January 24.

The announcement of ten of the 24 categories will be made at 5:30am PST.

The 84th Academy Awards will be held on February 26 and will be hosted by Billy Crystal.

Among the expected nominations are Meryl Streep for her performance of Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady' and Michelle Williams for portraying screen siren Marilyn Monroe in 'My Week with Marilyn'.

Jennifer will next seen in the eagerly anticipated action movie 'The Hunger Games' alongside Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.

Last year saw Jennifer's star power rise after she appeared in the eagerly anticipated X-Men prequel 'X-Men: First Class as Mystique.

She has also filmed the part of Tiffany in 'The Silver Linings Playbook' alongside Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.