Seth MacFarlane (Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)
Seth MacFarlane is maximizing his Oscar hosting duties.
MacFarlane will join actress Emma Stone to announce the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards on Thursday. This will be the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement.(That year Charlton Heston did the double duty.)
It's early rising for MacFarlane and Stone. The nominations take place at a 5:30 a.m. PT news conference at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The press conference will be in front of hundreds of media representatives and will be broadcast live around the world.
MacFarlane, whose movie Ted was the surprise comedic hit of the summer, was named the Oscar host in October.
Expect more than a dry recitation of names Thursday morning. MacFarlane announced on Twitter, "We'll be revealing the name of Kanye and Kim's baby (Zeus)."