The Academy to Announce All 24 Oscar Categories Live

For the first time in history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce ALL 24 Oscar categories live on nomination morning. This is a break from the tradition of announcing just the major categories, and then revealing the rest via press release.

Actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams will announce the nominations in all 24 categories in a special two-part live news conference on the morning of Thursday, January 15, from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

“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. “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.”

Here’s how the announcement will work:

At 5:30 AM PT/8:30 AM ET, Cuarón and Abrams will announce the nominees in the following 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.

Then, at 5:38 AM PT/8:38 AM ET, Pine and Boone Isaacs will take the stage to reveal the nominations for 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.

“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. “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.”

“We’re thrilled to have such exceptional talents present the nominations in a completely new format that furthers our mission and honors all of the artists who make movies,” said Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO.

If you can’t watch the nominations announcement on television (where it will air on all major networks), the event will be streamed live on

Which films do you think will be honored with an Oscar nomination come Thursday morning? I’ll be posting my full predictions on Wednesday! Until then, get to speculating in the comments!

The Academy to Announce All 24 Oscar Categories Live

Credit: USA Today

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