With the 85th Annual Academy Awards set to take place Sunday, February 24, Hollywood’s hottest stars are dusting off their well-tailored suits and glitzy gowns, prepared to hit the red carpet in style. The 2013 Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, will be broadcast live on ABC, starting at 8:30 p.m., Eastern Time or 5:30 p.m., Pacific Time. Although ABC’s red carpet coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. ET in select markets, fashion gurus Tim Gunn and Nina Garcia won’t be arriving until 7 p.m., ET for the nationally broadcast red carpet.
The 2013 Academy Awards will feature a tribute to the James Bond movie franchise, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To commemorate the occasion, singer-songwriter Adele will be performing the Oscar-nominated theme song from the latest James Bond movie.
As an added bonus, Barbara Streisand will be singing at the event for the first time in 36 years. Norah Jones will also perform the Oscar-nominated theme song from “Ted,” called “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” while the cast of “Chicago” reunites on the 10th anniversary of their Oscar win during a celebration of movie musicals over the last 10 years.
Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is leading the pack with 12 nominations, followed closely by “Life of Pi,” which has 11 nominations. “Les Miserables” and “Silver Linings Playbook” each have eight nominations, while fan favorite “Argo” has seven. For a full list of nominees, click here.
“Argo” is predicted to win Best Picture, yet the Best Actress award is expected to be snagged by Jennifer Lawrence of “Silver Linings Playbook” and Best Actor, Daniel Day-Lewis of “Lincoln.”
(Ask this tuxedo’d pack of puppies who they think will win, though, and they’ll say “Argo,” too. If you can’t trust a group of adorable golden retriever puppies, who can you trust, really? The answer is no one. No. One.)
For a look at the 2013 Oscar nominees, check out the photos below.