The Oscars Red Carpet in Hollywood. Photo by John Schreiber.
The Oscars Red Carpet in Hollywood. Photo by John Schreiber.

This year’s Oscar nominations announcement will be done in a dramatically different fashion, with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcing Friday there will not be a live-audience, early morning event to unveil the Academy Award finalists.

The announcement will still be made at 5:18 a.m., but there will be no longer be a live event at the Academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters — a traditional morning gathering of media, publicists and Academy officials that dates back several decades.

The nominees will instead be announced via a global live-stream on www.oscar.com, www.oscars.org and other Academy digital platforms. The announcement will also go out on a satellite feed and still be broadcast on television.

Nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards will be announced at 5:18 a.m. Jan. 24. Taking part in the announcement will be Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe, along with Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

The Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 26.

— City News Service

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