Home Celebrity Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will Announce Oscar Noms with Academy Prez

The Oscar nominations announcements are going to be pretty cool. The one and only Thor, Chris Hemsworth, will read the nominations with new Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs on January 16th. The big moment comes at 5:30am Pacific, 8:30am Eastern on the morning of the Critics Choice Awards live show later that day on the CW network. Isaacs, a long time pr and marketing star in Hollywood, is shaking things up at the Academy and bringing it into the 21st century very nicely. Hemsworth will throw down his hammer, and in five minutes our lives will changed forever. Not really, but it sounds dramatic. Between now and then, watch Christopher Guest’s “For Your Consideration” to get a fuller understanding.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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