Let’s hope that Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone are morning people. The pair has been slated to announce the 85th annual Oscar nominations this Thursday at 5:30 a.m. This will mark the first time in 40 years that the host of the Oscars will participate in announcing the nominees.
Earlier, when it was announced that MacFarlane would be hosting Hollywood’s biggest night, he said in a statement, “It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars. My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don’t find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast.”
Oscar producers are clearly throwing their support behind MacFarlane. In a statement in October, producers said, “We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh. He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him.”
Find out who the winners are when the Oscars take place on Sunday, February 24 in the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.