Just announced – this will be a good way to draw in the many Les Miserables fans in the US and elsewhere:

The musical as a motion picture genre has had a remarkable renaissance in the last decade,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  “We are excited to showcase three musical films—‘Chicago,’ ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Les Misérables’— on our Oscar®show.”

Fun fact: both Chicago and Dreamgirls won Best Supporting Actress. Will Anne Hathaway finish it out?