Months of speculation, awards campaigning, and predictions have all come down to this: the 2020 Oscars.
As Hollywood’s biggest night fast approaches, there’s one bit of business to attend to first, in the form of the nominations for the show. Will The Irishman or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood prevail as the most-nominated film of the awards? Who will be shockingly omitted or included? Will the Oscars, like this year’s BAFTAs, be slammed once more for being oh so white?
The answers to all that and more will be revealed when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces its picks for the 92nd annual Academy Awards.
Read on for how you can keep tabs on the nominations as they happen.
When are the Oscar nominations?
Brace yourselves, night owls: The Oscar nominations are usually notoriously early in the morning, and this year will be no different. The announcement will take place Monday, Jan. 13, starting at 8:18 a.m. ET/5:18 a.m. PT. The nominees will be announced in two parts, with the first batch starting at that time. The first categories to be announced (though not necessarily in this order) are: Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Costume Design, Film Editing, Original Score, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing.
At 8:30:30 a.m. ET/5:30:30 a.m. PT, the second batch — Actor in a Leading Role, Actress in a Leading Role, Animated Feature Film, Cinematography, Directing, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Song, Best Picture, Production Design, Visual Effects, Adapted Screenplay, and Original Screenplay — will be announced.
Where can I watch?
You can watch the announcement right here at EW.com — the video above will go live when they begin. The live stream will also be available on all the Academy’s websites and digital platforms, including Oscar.com, Oscars.org, and its Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook pages. Additionally, you can catch the announcement via satellite feed and local broadcasters.
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Who’s announcing them?
Last year, Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross shared announcement duties. This year, the Academy has enlisted John Cho and Issa Rae to do the honors.
When are the actual Oscars?
The Academy Awards are super-early this year (the earliest they’ve ever been!), taking place Sunday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and will air live on ABC. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
No one! For the second year in a row, the Oscars are going hostless. “Together with the Academy we have decided there will be no traditional host again this year, repeating what worked for us last year: huge entertainment value, big musical numbers, big comedy, and star power,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke announced at the 2020 Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Wednesday. Stay tuned for more details on presenters and other notable announcements about the show.
- See EW’s final Oscar nomination predictions in all 24 categories
- The Awardist podcast: What do the Golden Globes tell us about the Oscar race?
- Awards season tracker: Early winners ahead of the 2020 Oscars