The big day is finally here! The Academy Awards will be announced live from the Dolby Theatre tonight in the heart of Hollywood, with Chris Rock hosting the big event. We'll be watching the big show live all night and updating this story with all of the winners, live as they're announced. Who do you think will take home the big awards during Oscar Sunday tonight? We'll find out soon enough.
Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories - actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.
Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 23, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings also will be held at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories.
The 88th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Academy Awards presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Take a look at all of the nominees below, and keep refreshing for the latest updates.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
- Son of Saul (Hungary; László Nemes)
- A War (Denmark; Tomas Lindholm))
- Embrace of the Serpent
- Mustang (France; Deniz Gamze Ergüven)
- Theeb (Jordan; Naji Abu Nowar)
BEST SHORT FILM - LIVE ACTION
- Stutterer - Benjamin Cleary
- Ave Maria - Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont
- Day One - Henry Hughes
- Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut) - Patrick Vollrath
- Shok - Jamie Donoughue
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
- Cartel Land
- The Look of Silence'
- What Happened, Miss Simone?
- Winter on Fire
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
- A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
- Body Team 12 - David Darg and Bryn Mooser
- Chau, Beyond the Lines - Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
- Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah - Adam Benzine
- Last Day of Freedom - Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman
BEST SHORT FILM - ANIMATED
- Bear Story (Historia de un Oso)} - Gabriel Osorio and Pato EscalaPrologue - Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
- Sanjay's Super Team - Sanjay Patel and Nicole Drindle
- We Can't Live Without Cosmos - Konstantin Bronzit
- World of Tomorrow - Don Hertzfeldt
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
- Ex Machina - Andrew Whitehurst
- Mad Max: Fury Road - Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams
- The Martian - Richard Stammers, Chris Lawrence, Anders Langlands, Steven Warner
- The Revenant - Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett
BEST SOUND MIXING
- Mad Max: Fury Road - Ben Osmo, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff
- Bridge of Spies - Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Drew Kunin
- The Martian - Mac Ruth, Paul Massey, Mark Taylor
- The Revenant - Chris Duesterdiek, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Stuart Wilson, Andy Nelson, Chris Scarabosio