Rapper-turned-actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges will be a presenter at the 78th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producer Gil Cates announced today. This will be his first time presenting for the Academy Awards telecast.

Best known as a Grammy-winning rap artist, Bridges had a banner movie year in 2005, with a supporting role in the Best Picture nominee Crash, as well as a supporting role in the critically acclaimed "Hustle & Flow."