THR's Guide to the Oscar Broadcast

Seth Macfarlane in front of Oscar Statue - P 2013
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Seth Macfarlane in front of Oscar Statue - P 2013

The show is being hosted by Seth MacFarlane.

The 85th Annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET Sunday from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Red carpet coverage starts on E! at 10:30 a.m. PT/1:30 p.m. ET (they might discuss actual carpets in the first few hours), and ABC kicks off its preshow broadcast at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET.

The Oscars will be hosted by Family Guy creator and Ted director Seth MacFarlane and will include an all-star roster of presenters, from Oscar icons such as Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman to 2013 nominees Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain.

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The nine nominees for best picture are Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi, Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained and Les Miserables.

The show will end with a song-and-dance number featuring MacFarlane and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.

The top nominees are as follows:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

* Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
* Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
* Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables
* Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
* Denzel Washington in Flight

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

* Alan Arkin in Argo
* Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook
* Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
* Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln
* Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained

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Performance by an actress in a leading role

* Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
* Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
* Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
* Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild
* Naomi Watts in The Impossible

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

* Amy Adams in The Master
* Sally Field in Lincoln
* Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables
* Helen Hunt in The Sessions
* Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Playbook

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Best animated feature film of the year

* Brave, Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
* Frankenweenie, Tim Burton
* ParaNorman, Sam Fell and Chris Butler
* The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Peter Lord
* Wreck-It Ralph, Rich Moore

Achievement in directing

* Amour, Michael Haneke
* Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin
* Life of Pi, Ang Lee
* Lincoln, Steven Spielberg
* Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

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Adapted screenplay

* Argo, screenplay by Chris Terrio
* Beasts of the Southern Wild, screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
* Life of Pi, screenplay by David Magee
* Lincoln, screenplay by Tony Kushner
* Silver Linings Playbook, screenplay by David O. Russell

Original screenplay

* Amour, written by Michael Haneke
* Django Unchained, written by Quentin Tarantino
* Flight, written by John Gatins
* Moonrise Kingdom, written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
* Zero Dark Thirty, written by Mark Boal