Sunday, January 29, 2006

Academy Awards Nominations will be Announced Tuesday Morning

Nominations for the 78th Academy Awards® will be announced Tuesday, January 31, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' President Sid Ganis, and Oscar-winning actress and Academy member Mira Sorvino. They will unveil the nominations in ten of the 24 categories at a 5:30 a.m. (EST) news conference that will be attended by media outlets from around the world. Sorvino received an Oscar® in 1995 for her supporting role in "Mighty Aphrodite."

News media from around the world will be present at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hill, for the live announcement at 5:30 a.m., PST. Press releases of the nominations in all categories, including those not announced, will be distributed simultaneously to news media in attendance, and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards Web site,

Official screenings for Academy members of all pictures with a nomination are scheduled to begin February 4 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater and the Linwood Dunn Theater located at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood. Screenings in certain categories also will be held in London, New York and San Francisco.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 8 p.m. EST. A one-hour red carpet arrivals show will precede the telecast at 7 p.m.

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