The Academy is mixing up this year's Oscars nominations announcement. Instead of one announcement, there will be two, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Friday.
The Academy is mixing up this year's Oscars nominations announcement.
Instead of one announcement, there will be two, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Friday.
Nominations will be unveiled Thursday, Jan. 15, in a two-part presentation live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. You can watch the announcement right here on TheGoldKnight.com.
At 5:30 a.m. PT (8:30 a.m. ET), Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams will announce the nominees in the following 11 categories: Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Film Editing, Original Song, Production Design, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.
At 5:38 a.m. PT (the tradition timeslot), Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will take the stage to unveil the nominations for the 13 remaining categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay and Best Picture.
“Each of the three years we’ve produced the show, we have attempted to refresh elements of the process and the telecast,” said Zadan and Meron, in a statement. “This year, we’re honored to start a new tradition that celebrates the contributions of all the nominees by announcing all 24 categories. We’re thrilled that a distinguished actor and two world-class film directors are part of the initial launch.”
“We’re delighted to have Chris, Alfonso and J.J. participate in the excitement of Nominations morning, which, for the first time, will highlight nominees in all categories,” said Boone Isaacs, in a statement. “This new approach enables the Academy to further recognize excellence across our entire industry and underscore the full spectrum of the arts and sciences of motion pictures.”
Chris Hemsworth joined Boone Isaacs in announcing the nominations last year, revealing about half of the 24 categories live on air. Typically, the Academy president is one of the announcers.
Two years ago, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the nominations in a lively way. It was the first time since 1972 that an Oscars host participated in the nominations announcement. Others announcers have been Jennifer Lawrence (84th Academy Awards nominations), Mo'Nique (83rd), Anne Hathaway (82nd), Forest Whitaker (81st) and Kathy Bates (80th).
The 87th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2014, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.