The list of nominations for Oscars 2016 will be announced on Thursday (January 14).
Actor John Krasinski, filmmakers Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee, as well as the Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the nominations for 88th Academy Awards at a news conference on Thursday morning, NBC reported.
The nominees in all 24 categories will be made public beginning 8:30 a.m ET/5:30 a.m. PT.
According to ABC, Del Toro and Lee will first reveal the contenders for the following: 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 8:38/5:38, Krasinski and Boone Isaacs will announce the nominees for the rest of the categories: best actor, best actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, directing, film editing, foreign language film, original score, best picture, production design, visual effects, adapted screenplay, and original screenplay.
Washington Post wrote that the Golden Globe winners who are expected to get nominations from this year’s Oscars includes Brie Larson (“Room”), Matt Damon (“The Martian”) and Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”).
“The Revenant” and “The Martian” received major awards at the Golden Globe Awards last Sunday including best pictures for drama and comedy/musical respectively.
DiCaprio’s portrayal of a real-life frontiersman who was attacked by a bear and left for dead in “Revenant” earned him a best actor in a drama in Golden Globe. Damon, on the other hand, took home a best actor award for comedy/musical for his role in “The Martian.”
NBC noted that a nod from this year’s Oscars will give DiCaprio his fifth shot at the best actor in The Academy, an award he is yet to win.
The actor will most likely get his first Oscars if he is named to the category once again since the Globe has predicted the best actor winner every year for the past six years, NBC added.
The Hollywood’s biggest awards night will be held on February 28 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. It will be televised on ABC and will be hosted by comedian, Chris Rock.