The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced just after 7:35 a.m. Oklahoma time this morning. Look for my analysis and list of the nominees later today on BAM’s Blog.
The Oscar nominees often feature many overlaps with the Golden Globes. If that’s the case this year, we could see Checotah native Carrie Underwood pick up a nomination for co-writing “There’s a Place for Us,” the end credits theme for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”
Melissa Leo, who made her home in Tulsa for a brief but pivotal year in her youth, is considered a surefire bet for best supporting actress for her powerful turn as a flawed matriarch in the hard-hitting boxing biopic “The Fighter.”
The Oscar nominations announcement will be streamed live on Livestream this morning, and you can watch the live stream here:
The webcast begins at 7:30 a.m. CT (5:30 a.m. PT / 8:30 a.m. ET) with “Road to the Oscars,” featuring Chris Harrison, host of ABC’s “The Bachelor” and TV Guide Network’s Academy Awards red carpet show, and Dave Karger, senior writer at Entertainment Weekly. Harrison will introduce several brief segments that celebrate the year in movies as well as the upcoming Oscar ceremony. Karger will join him in a discussion of movie trends from 2010 and how those trends might be reflected in the nominations.
Academy President Tom Sherak and last year’s Supporting Actress winner, Mo’Nique, will then take the stage in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater at 7:38:30 a.m. CT (5:38:30 a.m. PT / 8:38:30 a.m. ET) to reveal the nominees. Immediately following the live announcement, Harrison and Karger will return to discuss interesting facts about the year’s nominees, academy records that may have been broken, the movies receiving the most nominations and the races that look to be especially compelling.
The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 27 on ABC.