It was confirmed today that Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee will all announce the 88th Academy Awards nominations. The four members of Hollywood Elite will announce the nominations for 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.
“The Oscars” will air Sunday, February 28, live on ABC.
At 5:30 a.m. PST, 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 and Sound Mixing.
At 5:38 a.m. PST, 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.
The Nominations Announcement is a live news conference where more than 400 media representatives from around the world will be gathered. The event will be broadcast and streamed live on oscars.org/live.
Nominations information for all categories will be distributed simultaneously to news media in attendance and via the official Oscars website, oscar.com.
A director, writer and producer, del Toro 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 Emmy-winning series “The Office” catapulted him into the public eye in 2005. His feature credits include Paramount’s “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 at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.