A year ago Kumail Nanjiani heard his name announced as an Oscar nominee for his script of “The Big Sick.” On Tuesday he will be bearing good news for a whole slew of film folk as he will be one of those reading off the roster of contenders for the 91st annual Academy Awards. He and Tracee Ellis Ross (“blackish”) will join academy president John Bailey on Jan. 22 to reveal the nominations in all 24 competitive categories at the Oscars.
The nominations, which we will stream live here at Gold Derby, will be unveiled in two parts. At 5:20 a.m. PT/8:20 a.m. ET, the line-ups in nine races will be announced: supporting actor and actress, costume design, film editing score, sound editing and sound mixing, and both animated and live action short.
Ten minutes later, the nominees in the other 15 races will be revealed. Besides six of the marquee categories — picture, director, lead actor and actress, and both original and adapted screenplays — we will learn who is contending for four below-the-line races (cinematography, makeup and hairstyling, production design, and visual effects) as well as original song, animated feature, foreign language film and both documentary feature and short.
The winners in all two dozen races will be part of the big show that is set to air live on ABC on Feb. 24. For the first time in three decades, the ceremony will not have a host.
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