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Seth MacFarlane, Emma Stone to Announce Nominations for 85th Academy Awards

January 7, 2013  |  2:45pm
Seth MacFarlane, Emma Stone to Announce Nominations for 85th Academy Awards

According to Entertainment Weekly, Seth MacFarlane isn’t just hosting the Oscars this year, he’s also announcing the Academy Award nominations alongside actress and Gangster Squad star Emma Stone. Early Monday morning, MacFarlane announced via Twitter that he and Emma Stone would be hosting the nominations.

The Family Guy creator will be the first host to do so in over 40 years. Actor Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur, Planet of the Apes) had been the only host ever to announce the nominees when he hosted in 1972.

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced on Jan. 10 at 8 a.m. EST, 5 a.m. PST. The Oscars are set to air on Feb. 24.

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