It was an early morning, but the payoff was great after host Seth MacFarlane hit the stage and introduced his sidekick for the morning, Emma Stone.  The comedic duo showcased one of the funnies Oscar Nominations announcements ever. MacFarlane's commitment to his role as host for the 85th Annual Academy Awards is shining right through.  Executive producers, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, are confident this year's show will be "relevant" and bring new viewers into the fold because of the Family Guy creator.

Not only is MacFarlane the host, he is also a nominee for Best Original Song from the summer movie, Ted. If that first surprise didn't grab you this morning, watch our recap of the nominations which were filled with snubs and surprises. 

Check out our complete wrap up of the nominations in the video below.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - 2013 Oscar Executive Producers

Here's Leonard Maltin - Film Critic

Don't forget to check out the Starpulse Twitter and Instagram feed where we gave you a behind the scenes glimpse of what happened Thursday morning.