The actress, comedian and talk show host Mo'Nique, who won the 2009 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," will join AMPAS president Tom Sherak to announce the nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards.

The Academy Award (also known as the Oscar) is an recognition of achievement by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the motion picture industry, including directors, cinematographers, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world and is televised live in more than 200 countries annually.

On Tuesday, January 25, Mo'Nique and Sherak will reveal nominees in 10 of the Oscars' 24 categories  in a 5:38 a.m. announcement from AMPAS headquarters in Beverly Hills.  The official Oscar pre-show is growing from 30 to 90 minutes this year, according to  Oscar producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer. The red carpet show will air beginning at 4 p.m. Pacific time.

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