Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone to Announce the '85th Annual Academy Awards' Nominations on January 10th

The Oscar host and 'The Amazing Spider-Man' star will make the big announcements this Thursday, starting at 5:30 AM PST.
Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone will announce the 85th Annual Academy Awards nominations
Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone will announce the 85th Annual Academy Awards nominations
Nominations for the 85th Annual Academy Awards will be announced by the show's host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone on Thursday, January 10. This will be the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement.

MacFarlane and Stone will unveil the nominations at a 5:30 a.m. PT news conference at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered.

Since the first nominations announcement in 1964, the Academy president has been joined by one or more co-announcers at the event. This year the Academy will break with tradition when MacFarlane, who was named Oscar show host in October, joins Stone on Oscar nominations morning. Charlton Heston (1972) was the only other show host to participate in the nominations announcement.

Stone starred in the 2011 Best Picture nominee The Help and the summer release The Amazing Spider-Man. Her other film credits include Superbad, Zombieland, Easy A and Crazy Stupid Love. Stone will be seen in Gangster Squad later this month and in The Croods, due out in March.

Nominations information for all categories will be distributed to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards website, Oscar.com.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

The Academy Awards episode 61.1, "The 85th Annual Academy Awards" stars Seth MacFarlane and is directed by Don Mischer.



Sources: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

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Comments (13)

  1. Grimwolf

    Good. I love both of these people.

    2 years agoby @GrimwolfFlag

  2. Corey W.

    @ghostman I didn't ask if it did? Or think it would to begin with..

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  3. Ghostman

    @corey Spoiler Alert: TDKR didn't get a single nomination!

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  4. Corey W.

    Really looking forward to seeing if Skyfall gets a Best Picture nom or not. I really do think it has a shot at being nominated.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  5. Corey W.

    Looking forward to seeing all the overrated films get the most awards and the best films getting close to nothing. Kind of like how the Oscars have been the past few years.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  6. Josh

    Can't wait to see that nominations, though I expect the usual egregious snubs and WTFs?

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Wow, I like Emma Stone, but I think that's too high of an honor to give to her. As for Seth McFarlane, well I don't know, I hate his sense of humor and think he's more TV famous and should not host the Awards.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Meh, could be worse

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. Replicant

    Can't wait to hear em!

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  10. ROFLitschristian

    It's such an odd combination, and I love it!

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  11. SherlockHolmes2009

    Gotta get up early thursday

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  12. CelluloidDreams

    So Cool!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  13. Dan

    Cool.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag