The 2018 Oscars are coming – but when exactly will the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards be announced? Here are the important dates and details on how to watch the start of the biggest event in the Hollywood calendar.
Yes, it’s awards season, that time of year when every film group worth their salt starts giving out trophies to the best (or most deserving) films from the previous year. However, that’s all in build-up to the real biggie: the Academy Awards. The Oscars are the most prestigious ceremony around, with the question of who will take home the big prize of Best Picture dissected throughout the year. The hype really begins with the announcement of the nominations, which we’re going to look towards today.
When Are The Oscar Nominations?
Although it’s not quite as glitzy as the final ceremony in the Dolby Theater, the Oscar nominations are still a rather large affair. The nominees for the 24 categories are typically announced on the second-to-last Tuesday of January, so this year will fall on the 23rd. This comes a couple of weeks after the nomination voting by the Academy members has closed and the finalists for the awards have been verified.
No exact time for the announcement has been provided yet, but they typically start from 9am EST/6am PST, so if you’re on the West Coast you may have to set an alarm to watch live.
Where Can You Watch The Oscar Nominations?
Speaking of watching live, it’s very easy to keep up with all the shocking announcements and snubs on the morning. The Academy themselves broadcast the nominations live on their website, oscars.go.com. If you’re unable to watch live for whatever reason, Screen Rant will have a full, updated list of all nominees the moment they’re revealed.
When’s The Actual Academy Awards Ceremony?
Once the nominations are out, the actual voting begins, all ahead of the big night. Traditionally, the Oscars are on the final Sunday in February. However, due to the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 90th Academy Awards have been pushed back a week until March 4. Also different is the airtime, which is half an hour earlier than normal at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. The ceremony will be airing on ABC and once again is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who handled the La La Land/Moonlight mixup last year.
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