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When Are the 2013 Oscars On?

Get that Oscar party ballots filled out pronto, readers, because funnyman Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the 85th Academy Awards tonight!

The 2013 Oscars will air tonight, on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m PT on ABC.

So, who’s gonna take home a little golden man? Will Life of Pi win the 11 Oscars for which it was nominated? Or will Lincoln win its 12?

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The big question is: Was 2012 Jennifer Lawrence’s year? As Jen has already won multiple awards for her realistic portrayal of mentally unstable 20-something Tiffany — having received trophies at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Satellite Awards — all signs seem to point to yes. (Plus, Playbook has nominees in all four acting categories, the first film in three decades to do so!)

Or could 22-year-old Jen — the youngest two-time Oscar nominee in the awards’ history — lose the Best Actress Oscar to the category’s youngest-ever nominee, 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), or its oldest, 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)?

And Jen does have big-screen juggernauts Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Naomi Watts (The Impossible) running against her. If you ask us, they all deserve to win!

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Another burning 2013 Oscars question: Which of the Supporting Actor nominees will win his second Oscar: Alan Arkin (Argo), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), or Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)?

And... how will first-time host Seth McFarlane do as the ceremony’s ringleader? Will his Family Guy sensibility breathe new life into the show? Or will it alienate older viewers?

All will be revealed in a matter of hours. See you on the red carpet!

Head on over to our Red Carpet site for the full A-list experience, where we'll have live coverage of the show Sunday evening.

02.25.2013 / 12:05 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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