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Announcement of the 88th Academy Awards® Oscar nominations

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 88th ACADEMY AWARDS OSCARS® NOMINATIONS IN 24 CATEGORIES 

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee will announce the 88th Academy Awards® nominations in all 24 Oscar® categories at a special two-part live news conference on Thursday, January 14, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

At 5:30 a.m. PT, del Toro and Lee will announce the nominees in the following categories:

  • Animated Feature Film, Cinematography
  • Costume Design
  • Documentary Feature
  • Documentary Short Subject
  • Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Original Song,
  • Animated Short Film
  • Live Action Short Film
  • Sound Editing
  • Sound Mixing

At 5:38 a.m. PT, Krasinski and Boone Isaacs will take the stage to unveil the nominations for:

  • Best Actor, Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Directing
  • Film Editing
  • Foreign Language Film
  • Original Score
  • Best Picture
  • Production Design
  • Visual Effects
  • Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay.

Guillermo, a director, producer, and writer, may be best known for “The Devil’s Backbone,” the “Hellboy” films, “Pan’s Labyrinth,” which earned him an Oscar nomination for Original Screenplay, and “Crimson Peak.”  He also is the creator of the television series “The Strain.”

Krasinski’s role in the  “The Office” caught the public eye in 2005.  He was also in the big screen for  “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” and “Promised Land,” which he also co-wrote and produced.  He directed and stars in “The Hollars,” premiering at Sundance this month.

Lee, a two-time Oscar winner, directed and produced the 2000 Best Foreign Language Film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and earned Directing Oscars for “Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pi.”  His latest film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” is currently in post-production.

The 88th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre®  in Hollywood, and will be aired live on ABC at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  

You can watch the global live stream available at OSCARS.ORG/LIVE

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