Chris Hemsworth, a.k.a. Thor, will announce the 2014 Oscar nominees on Jan. 16 with help from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, this according to the official Oscars website.
Hemsworth, who enjoyed a successful 2013 thanks to "Thor: The Dark World" and Ron Howard's "Rush," follows in the footsteps of Emma Stone, who announced last year's nominations alongside then-host Seth MacFarlane. Ellen DeGeneres is emcee of the 2014 Oscars.
Key times for the upcoming nominations, courtesy of the AMPAS press release announcing Hemsworth's involvement in the festivities:
Boone Isaacs and Hemsworth will unveil the nominations at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered. Nominations information for all categories will be distributed simultaneously to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.
It's unlikely that Hemsworth will earn an Academy recognition on Jan. 16, but his "Rush" co-star, Daniel Bruhl, is a major contender in the Best Supporting Actor category.