Sunday's Golden Globe Awards were just the warm up for the Oscar nominations, which will be announced Jan. 14.
Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards will be announced starting at 8:30 AM ET by Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski, Ang Lee and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. Lee and del Toro will announce technical nominations first, followed by Boone Isaacs and Krasinski's announcement of the acting, production and other creative categories.
Many theatre folk contributed to the major contending films this year, especially "Spotlight" and "Room." Among those who could hear their names called Jan. 14: Helen Mirren, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Al Pacino, Saoirse Ronan Tom Hanks, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Bryan Cranston and others.
Broadway, film, TV and standup star Chris Rock will host host the Feb. 28 ceremony. David Hill and Reginald Hudlin will produce the awards ceremony, which will air on ABC-TV. They replace Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who hosted for the past several years, and brought Broadway stars Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman to the podium.