Anne Hathaway deserved high honour. She will be among the first to learn who's up for an Oscar this year.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says the 27-year-old actress will join academy president Tom Sherak to announce Academy Award nominees on Feb. 2.
Sherak and Hathaway will reveal nominations in 10 of the 24 categories at an early-morning news conference at the academy's Beverly Hills headquarters.
Hathaway was nominated for an Oscar last year for her leading role in "Rachel Getting Married."
Her other credits include "The Devil Wears Prada", "Bride Wars" and "The Princess Diaries."
Hathaway's acting style has been compared to Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn and she cites Hepburn as one of her favorite actresses and Streep as an icon.
People magazine named her one of its breakthrough stars of 2001 and she first appeared on its list of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2006.
The Canadian Press has contributed to the report.