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Mo’Nique to join Sherak in announcing Oscar nominees

Posted by Kristopher Tapley · 10:59 am · January 4th, 2011

Just when we thought Mo’Nique was done with the season, she’s baaaack.  The press release, in part:

Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards® will be announced on Tuesday, January 25, by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and Oscar-winning actress and Academy member Mo’Nique.

Sherak and Mo’Nique will unveil the nominations in 10 of the 24 categories at a 5:30 a.m. news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered. Nominations information for all categories will be distributed simultaneously to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.




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21 responses so far

  • 1 1-04-2011 at 11:01 am

    Maxim said...

    Brrrr. Madness.

  • 2 1-04-2011 at 11:05 am

    daveylow said...

    i was hoping for Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.

  • 3 1-04-2011 at 11:07 am

    Loyal said...

    Sigh, hopefully she finds time to shave.

  • 4 1-04-2011 at 11:10 am

    Maxim said...

    Well, shave my legs and SAG me , that might’ve just been the better option.

  • 5 1-04-2011 at 11:24 am

    Ella said...

    Was hoping for James Franco and Anne
    Hathaway.

  • 6 1-04-2011 at 11:38 am

    Hans said...

    I still can’t believe Mo’nique is an Oscar-winning actress. I would love for Meg Griffin to continue the tradition of sitcom stars-turned Oscar nominees.

  • 7 1-04-2011 at 11:41 am

    Maxim said...

    Why can’t Mila be remembered for that 70s show instead of Family Guy?

    [b]She[/b]‘s a trip.

  • 8 1-04-2011 at 11:49 am

    Andrej said...

    SO. CLOSE.

    I had my money on Gabby Sidibe! :(

    Also, I agree with the Mila Kunis argument. Jackie > Meg.

  • 9 1-04-2011 at 12:41 pm

    Mike said...

    I wish they could have someone more respected and with a longer career. The only ones I’ve liked that they’ve recently had are Anne Hathaway and Kathy Bates. My choice: Cate Blanchett.

  • 10 1-04-2011 at 12:51 pm

    Pablo (BOG) said...

    Kate Winslet should be the one announcing but i’m pretty confident that Mo’Nique will do a great presentation of the nominees. The woman knows her way on the stage so she will be good for this.

    As always happens with the “co-presenter” , she will have to announce the nominees for best supporting actor, best leading actor, best original screenplay, best foreign language film and best picture.

    P.S: I personally hate Mr Sherak’s accent but thats just me (i think…).

  • 11 1-04-2011 at 1:03 pm

    Iamthenewblack said...

    It’s actually pretty shocking imo. I thought she was pretty much done with the whole awards thing altogether but happy she gets this chance I hope she nails it.

  • 12 1-04-2011 at 1:09 pm

    Loyal said...

    It’s also sad that Mo is announcing in a year that will be the first since 2000 without any Oscar nominated black actors.

    You have to go back to 1982 to find a year without ANY black nominees. I’m assuming John Legend will prevent that from happening this year as I doubt Remi Adefarasin and Willie Burton will be nominated in either Cinematography or Sound.

  • 13 1-04-2011 at 1:47 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Wells must love it.

  • 14 1-04-2011 at 1:56 pm

    Will said...

    I think Mo’Nique deserved her Oscar and gave a performance or the ages. It wasn’t just the best performance of last year it is hands down one of the best performances ever given. She completely transformed herself and became Mary. She was horrible, degrading, vile and utterly heartbreaking. I hope she gets cast in movies that can show off her true skills again. Glad she is presenting she deserves it.

  • 15 1-04-2011 at 3:08 pm

    Mike said...

    I love the Kate Winslet idea. She won’t be able to next year, though, because I think she has a great shot at a supporting nod for “God of Carnage”. She has been away far too long.

  • 16 1-04-2011 at 4:10 pm

    Speaking English said...

    ***You have to go back to 1982 to find a year without ANY black nominees.***

    No you don’t… take a look at 2000.

  • 17 1-04-2011 at 5:01 pm

    Loyal said...

    “No you don’t… take a look at 2000.”

    Leelai Demoz was nominated for Best Documentary Short in 2000.

  • 18 1-04-2011 at 5:12 pm

    jenny said...

    Mike, you made a good point about Anne Hathaway. Last year, I remember being impressed with the way Anne handled the foreign language categories like a natural linguist. That wasn’t easy to pull-off.

  • 19 1-04-2011 at 6:26 pm

    Speaking English said...

    ***Leelai Demoz was nominated for Best Documentary Short in 2000.***

    Oh, I thought we were only talking about acting here.

    Interesting.

  • 20 1-04-2011 at 9:29 pm

    Katie said...

    IS SHE GETTING PAID FOR IT??

  • 21 1-05-2011 at 2:58 am

    Loyal said...

    Speaking English -

    “It’s also sad that Mo is announcing in a year that will be the first since 2000 without any Oscar nominated black actors.

    You have to go back to 1982 to find a year without ANY black nominees. I’m assuming John Legend will prevent that from happening this year as I doubt Remi Adefarasin and Willie Burton will be nominated in either Cinematography or Sound.”