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Oscar nominations released Thursday morning

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Movie award season kicks into high gear Thursday with the release of Academy Awards nominations. Oscars host Seth MacFarlane will announce the nominations along with actor Emma Stone during a ceremony starting at 8:30 a.m. The nominations come a few days before Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony — unlike in years past when Oscar nods were released in late January after the Globes had been handed out. There's lots of Oscar buzz for movies like Les Miserables and Lincoln (and sure-thing nominee Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th president), but Tampa Bay moviegoers might want to keep an eye on the supporting actor category, where Matthew McConaughey could snag a nod for his role in Steven Soderbergh's locally filmed Magic Mike. (We should also note that Ladies of Tampa, the raunchy song McConaughey's stripper character sings to the crowd, is eligible for a best original song nomination.) Catch the nomination ceremony on Good Morning America on ABC or online at oscars.com. Look for us on Twitter @thingstodotampa, where we'll be tweeting nomination news all morning. The Academy Awards ceremony will air on ABC on Feb. 24.

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