The 85th Academy Awards ceremony is an upcoming event during which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will present its annual Academy Awards to honor the best films of 2012 in the United States. The ceremony is scheduled for February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.[3] Seth MacFarlane will host the Academy Awards for the first time.[1][4] Producers Craig Zadanand Neil Meron said that the show will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series.[5]

Nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards will be announced at 5:30 A.M. PT on January 10, 2013, by telecast host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone. This marks the first time since 1972 that the ceremony’s host has co-announced the nominations for the Academy Awards (hosted by Charlton Heston that year).

The following changes to award categories are scheduled to take place beginning with the 85th Academy Awards:

Complete list nominees:


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