Oscar host Seth MacFarlane to announce nominations - Article Photos 1/1

FILE - This Dec. 1, 2012 file photo shows Seth MacFarlane at the 4th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Academy officials say Oscar host Seth MacFarlane will join actress Emma Stone to reveal the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards. This is the first time since 1972 that an Oscar host has participated in the nominations announcement. Charlton Heston was the only other show host to announce Oscar nominees. MacFarlane and Stone will reveal the contenders for the 85th annual Oscar show on Thursday from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)