What time will the Oscar nominations be announced?

Nominations for the 88th Oscars will be announced Thursday morning at 5:30 a.m. PT/8:30 a.m. ET. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be joined by directors Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee as well as actor/writer John Krasinski

This quartet will take to the stage of the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills, California. Watch a live stream of the nominations announcement at Gold Derby, which also features predictions by dozens of leading media experts. 

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At 5:30 a.m. PT/8:30 a.m. ET, del Toro and Lee will announce the nominees in 11 categories: .Animated Feature, Documentary Feature, Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Song, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Animated Short Film, Documentary Short Subject and Live Action Short Film.

At 5:38 a.m. PT/8:38 a.m. ET, Krasinski and Boone Isaacs will take to the stage to unveil the nominations in the 13 remaining races:  Best Picture, Directing, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Original Score, Production Design, Visual Effects and Foreign Language Film. 

Oscar predictions:
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ to lead with 5 wins & 10 nominations, ‘Spotlight’ for Best Picture

Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering our contest to predict Thursday’s Oscar nominations? Take a look at our racetrack odds for all 24 categories HERE. The predicted winners are indicated in gold (be sure to click on each category title for an in-depth look at that race).

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Oscar nominations predictions cheat sheet:
‘Spotlight,’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson …

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