Academy Award®-nominated actor Will Smith will be a presenter at the 78th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producer Gil Cates announced today.

Smith received an Academy Award nomination in 2001 for his leading role in Ali. He will be seen next in "Pursuit of Happyness." Smith's film credits include Hitch, "I, Robot," the two Bad Boys films, the Men in Black franchise, Enemy of the State, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Independence Day and "Six Degrees of Separation."

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Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST. A one-hour red carpet arrivals show will precede the telecast at 4 p.m.