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OTRC: Oscars 2013 to feature tribute to movie musicals of the decade

Russell Crowe appears as Javert in a scene from the 2012 movie 'Les Miserables.' (Universal Pictures)

The 2013 Oscars has a special celebration planned that might bring the "Les Miserables" actors on stage to perform.

It was announced by the telecast's producers on Friday, January 25 that there will be a special tribute to the movie musicals of the last 10 years.

"The musical as a motion picture genre has had a remarkable renaissance in the last decade," producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement. "We are excited to showcase three musical films --'Chicago,' 'Dreamgirls' and 'Les Miserables'-- on our Oscar show."

It has not been announced who, if anyone, will perform during the tribute. Both Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway are nominated for Oscars for their roles in "Les Miserables." The film is also nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year and it has a total of eight nominations.

Hathaway and Jackman actually sang together at the 2009 Oscar ceremony during Hugh Jackman's opening number as host. Hathaway sang a parody of the "Les Miserables" song "On My Own" at the 2011 Oscars when she co-hosted the ceremony with James Franco. The song was directed toward Jackman.

"Chicago" won a total of six Oscars in 2002. Catherine Zeta-Jones won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in the film and the movie won Best Picture.

"Dreamgirls" won two Oscars during the 2006. Jennifer Hudson won the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing Effie White.

Check out the interactive My Picks 2013 Official Oscar Ballot.

Check out the full list of 2013 Oscar nominees here. The awards ceremony will air live on Sunday, February 24, 2013 on ABC, OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company.

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