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So imagine that after years of hard work and struggle, you’re finally nominated for an Academy Award. Who knows for what — documentary short, sound editing, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, whatever. And then, at the most dramatic, crucial moment of your professional career, an envelope is opened and your name is read by … Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson?
Apparently so, as the Rock has been named a presenter at this year’s suddenly-on-again(!) Academy Awards. Among the stars named yesterday to the presenter roster are some of the more likely suspects, like George Clooney, Tom Hanks, and Nicole Kidman. Joining the Rock among the head-scratchers is Miley Cyrus, although at least she’s in a current hit movie, unlike the Rock. Maybe he’s there to introduce a montage. We hope that, in honor of Southland Tales, it’s a tribute to the “All-Time Greatest WTF? Moments in Cinema.”
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