What Time are the Academy Awards? 2013 Oscar Start Time, Nominations

Two Lehigh Valley actors are featured in films nominated for Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards

The red carpet will been rolled out at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the stars tonight at the 2013 Academy Awards. 

When does the Academy Awards begin?

The awards show will start at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC and is scheduled to last three hours.  It will be hosted by "Family Guy" and "Ted" star Seth MacFarlane and televised live in more than 225 countries.  There will be pre-show broadcast for the Oscars ceremony that will begin at 7 p.m. on ABC. 

Lehigh Valley Connections

Leading the Oscar race is Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," which has 12 nominations. The Civil War epic features a cameo appearance by a Lehigh Valley native who's a rising young actor.

Dane DeHaan was born in Allentown and raised in Zionsville near Emmaus, according to a Morning Call report, which says DeHaan's "Lincoln" cameo comes early in the film as a Union soldier. DeHaan graduated from Emmaus High School, according to Wikipedia.

Next Movie lists DeHaan as one of "13 Awesome Dudes You Didn't Know Were in Lincoln."

Also, Allentown native Amanda Seyfried was among the stars in the holiday blockbuster "Les Miserables," another Best Picture nominee. She played Cosette, co-starring with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.

What are the Oscar Nominees?

Best Picture: Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty Best Actor in a Leading Role: Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhané Wallis, Naomi Watts Best Director: Amour (Michael Haneke), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin), Life of Pi (Ang Lee), Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell), Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)


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