J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine and Alfonso Cuarón to Announce 2015 Academy Award Nominees in Two-Part Live Event
We’re gearing up for this weekend’s 2015 Golden Globe awards, but there’s another major awards event on the horizon, in case you somehow forgot: the 2015 Academy Awards. This year, the nominees will be revealed during a two-part live event, with actor Chris Pine and directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón making the announcements for all 24 awards categories.
While the nominees for the Academy Awards are typically announced during a live event, they don’t usually announce the entire list of nominees, choosing to instead focus on the more prominent categories. But not this year! Coming Soon reports that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced a different strategy for 2015. They’ve wrangled Pine, Abrams, and Cuarón to announce this year’s nominees, dividing the categories up for a two-part live event to air on Thursday, January 15.
At 5.30 a.m. PT on ABC, Cuarón and Abrams will announce the nominees for these 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.
At 5:38 a.m. PT (how precise!), Pine and Boone Isaacs will step in to announce the nominees for the remaining categories: 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.
They’ve appropriately chosen the two directors to announce the nominees in the more technical categories, while Pine and Isaacs will announce the remaining nominees, focusing on the more major categories. Frontrunners for this year’s Best Picture Oscar include ‘Selma,’ ‘Boyhood,’ and ‘Birdman,’ while it’s been predicted that films like ‘Foxcatcher’ and ‘Whiplash’ will earn some acting nods.
The 2015 Academy Awards will air on ABC on February 22, at 7 p.m. ET. The event will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and produced by Zadan and Meron, who have produced the previous two Academy Awards telecasts. Who would you like to see nominated for this year’s Oscars? Leave your predictions below!