The 2016 Oscar Nominations Will Be Announced This Morning—Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Oscar Nominations
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Awards season is already underway, and the race to the Oscars will be on in full force later this morning when the nominations are announced. Before the awards are handed out on Feb. 28 (emceed by host Chris Rock), we first need to celebrate the talented nominees. Here’s what you need to know about the announcement.

At 8:30 a.m. ET, the nominations begin on ABC. The first round of nominees will be announced by directors Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee, and the categories include 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 a.m. ET, the second batch of nominations will begin, presented by John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. They’ll announce the nominees for actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, directing, film editing, foreign language film, original score, best picture, production design, visual effects, adapted screenplay, and original screenplay.

Watch the broadcast here:

While we don’t know who will be nominated, we can make some pretty safe bets. Here’s Entertainment Weekly’s analysis of what this year’s Golden Globes winners means for the Oscars race.

Then, tune in to ABC at 7 p.m. ET on Feb. 28 to see who takes home the hardware at the 88th Academy Awards, and check out our coverage of everything from the red carpet to the speeches and the after-parties. May the odds be ever in their favor!

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