Mo`Nique to announce Oscar nominations

Los Angeles: Academy Award winner Mo`Nique is pitching in to help announce nominees for the upcoming Oscars.

Mo`Nique will join Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at the nominations announcement on Jan. 25.

A year ago, Mo`Nique received her first-ever Oscar nomination and went on to win the supporting-actress prize for her role as a loathsome welfare mother in "Precious."

The 83rd Oscar ceremony is set for Feb. 27.

Bureau Report