Comedienne Mo’Nique, winner of last year’s best supporting actress award, will join Academy president Tom Sherak to reveal the nominations at 5:30 AM PST, 8:30 AM EST.
Organizers for the 83rd Oscars will break with recent traditions of using comedians as hosts. Instead, using actor James Franco, a nominee for 127 Hours, and actress Anne Hathaway, as co-hosts.
The show’s producers, Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer, said they’re planning a ceremony that will honor the history of the Oscars, yet also be light and lively for audiences.
The show will air live on ABC from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.
The 2011 Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on 27 February.