Continuing its digital focus, the Academy said Jan. 13 that the Oscars nominations announcement on Jan. 24 will ditch its live audience, press conference format at its Beverly Hills headquarters for a "global live stream" on its digital platforms, including Oscars.org and Oscar.com.
This year’s Oscars nominations announcement promises to change things up.
|Actor John Krasinski (left) and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs|
announced the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards
in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in 2016.
This will also give the Academy more control over its announcement and help it better frame and market the Oscars, which have been mired in recent years by a lack of diversity amongst its nominees.
The nonprofit organization isn't throwing tradition completely out the window, however. Broadcast networks will still get the feed – keeping ABC's "Good Morning America" happy – and the announcement is still scheduled for the early morning hours.
Oscar-winning and nominated Academy members will help usher in the new class of nominees with words of wisdom and stories of their own experiences. They include Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe and will join Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs in revealing the 89th Oscars Nominations.
Set your alarm clocks and mark your calendars for the 89th Academy Awards nominations announcement on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, beginning at 5:18 a.m. PST / 8:18 a.m. EST / 1:18 p.m. GMT / 9:18 p.m. CST.
- What time are the Oscar Nominations?
- Here's your guide to nominations times around the world:
Honolulu - Tuesday 3:18 a.m.
Los Angeles - Tuesday 5:18 a.m.
Denver - Tuesday 6:18 a.m.
Chicago - Tuesday 7:18 a.m.
Detroit - Tuesday 8:18 a.m.
New York City - Tuesday 8:18 a.m.
London - Tuesday 1:18 p.m.
Paris - Tuesday 2:18 p.m.
Berlin - Tuesday 2:18 p.m.
Rome - Tuesday 2:18 p.m.
Zürich - Tuesday 2:18 p.m.
Cairo - Tuesday 3:18 p.m.
Athens - Tuesday 3:18 p.m.
Cape Town, South Africa - Tuesday 3:18 p.m.
Istanbul - Tuesday 4:18 p.m.
Moscow - Tuesday 4:18 p.m.
Dubai - Tuesday 5:18 p.m.
New Delhi - Tuesday 6:48 p.m.
Bangkok - Tuesday 8:18 p.m.
Hong Kong - Tuesday 9:18 p.m.
Tokyo - Tuesday 10:18 p.m.
Sydney - Wednesday 12:18 a.m.
|2016's nominations announcement event will be the last of its kind, with the Academy retiring the live audience tradition.|
The Academy hasn't revealed further details about the logistics of its live stream, including where the announcement will be filmed and if it will be a multi-city announcement, but it's sure to be history-making and worth watching.
Announcing the nominations has been changing in recent years. For their third and final year producing the Oscars, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron expanded the announcement to include all 24 categories in a two-part event in 2015. That was continued last year.
Academy voters finalized their nomination ballots and submitted them by the 5 p.m. PT deadline Friday. It's now up to accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to tabulate the results and nominees. This includes the always compelling Best Picture category and how many nominees there will be – between five and 10.
Stay tuned to TheGoldKnight.com for full coverage. We are less than 10 days away from the 89th Academy Awards nominations announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.
The 89th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2016, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.