2012 Oscar Rehearsals Draw Out Gwyneth, Sandra & Christian

Posted Sunday February 26, 2012 3:20 PM GMT

With the most highly-anticipated event of the awards show season nearly upon us, the stars were busy making last-minute preparations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 25).

Among those attending rehearsal sessions at the Kodak Theatre venue were Oscar-winning female presenters such as Sandra Bullock and Gwyneth Paltrow, who had a good laugh as she ran through her lines.

Also practicing with the show's production team were their male counterparts, as Robert Downey Jr. proudly held one of the golden statuettes in the air while Christian Bale cracked a smile while watching Sean Stewart work the stage.

Rounding out the presenter test-runs were legendary actor Tom Hanks and last year's Best Actor winner Colin Firth, with the duties coming ahead of Sunday night's Billy Crystal hosted Oscar showcase - which airs live on ABC beginning at 8:25PM ET.

Enjoy the pictures of the stars attending rehearsals for the 2012 Academy Awards (February 25).

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