Nominations will be announced Jan. 22, 2009, at 5:30 AM PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. To be eligible for consideration, feature films, according to the Academy, must "open in a commercial motion picture theatre in Los Angeles County by midnight, Dec. 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. . . . A feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format."
The Feb. 22, 2009, awards ceremony — which will be produced by Laurence Mark and executive produced by Bill Condon — will feature set designs by David Rockwell. ABC will broadcast the ceremony live from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.
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