The nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards nominees will be announced January 9 by the ceremony's host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone. Check here for live updates on the nominations.
The broadcast will air February 24 and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron say it will include a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series.
This year's contests will be as close as ever in most of the important categories. For Best Picture, there's no clear front-runner, and the same appears to hold true for the rest of the popularly debates categories (we'll leave 'Best Sound Mixing' out of it). Check back here for updates and analysis leading up to and during the awards ceremony.