The Oscars name this year’s hosts! … to announce nominations
Performers Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan will host next week’s nominations announcement for the 94th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday.
Ross and Jordan will announce the nominations in all 23 Academy Award categories in a live-stream on the Academy’s website and Twitter, YouTube and Facebook feeds, beginning at 5:18 a.m. Tuesday.
Ross is best known for her work on ABC’s “black-ish,” but also appeared in the 2020 film “The High Note.” Jordan currently appears in the Fox sitcom “Call Me Kat,” but also appeared in the series “Will & Grace” and the 2011 film “The Help.”
To qualify for Oscar consideration, a film must have either opened between March 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021, and run for seven consecutive days in a theater in Los Angeles County, New York City, the Bay Area, Chicago, Miami or Atlanta. Drive-in theaters are considered qualifying venues.
A film can also qualify if it debuted on a streaming or on-demand service, if it was also made available through the Academy Screening Room member site within 60 days.
A total of 276 feature films have met the criteria, according to the Academy.
The Oscar ceremony is set for March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.