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Oscar nominations: watch announcement live (VIDEO)

Seth McFarlane and Emma Stone announced the eagerly-anticipated 2013 nominations, which included foreign film candidates from Austria, Chile, Denmark, Canada and Norway.
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Tourists take snapshots outside the Kodak Theatre on May 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California, the venue that hosts the annual Oscars show which was renamed the Dolby Theatre on May 1, 2012, after the audio pioneer gained naming rights previously held by the bankrupt camera company Kodak. (Robyn Beck /AFP/Getty Images)

The 2013 Oscar Nominations were announced Thursday morning by actors Seth McFarlane and Emma Stone in an online broadcast — an announcement that marked the first time since 1972 that an Oscars host has released the list of contestants.

Nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, include foreign film candidates from Austria, Chile, Denmark, Canada and Norway.

Among this year's candidates were a record 71 foreign film submissions, the Associated Press revealed in October.

Read more from GlobalPost: Oscars recieve record 71 foreign film submissions

Thursday's nominations also included the youngest and oldest nominees in Oscars history: Emmanuelle Riva, 85, for her role in "Amour," and Quvenzhane Wallis, who was only 6 years old when she starred in "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

The announcements were made from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, which belongs to The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.

When will the Academy Awards themselves be aired? Schedule all viewing parties for Feb. 24 at 7:00 PM, EST.

Academy Awards shows have been held since 1964, and have become something of a glitzy, winter-doldrums tradition in the US.

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