Friday, January 20, 2017


The most coveted award in the history of cinema, the 89th Academy Awards are soon to be upon us on February 27th on Star Movies. As fans look forward to the biggest awards show, its less than a week away as we introduce the nominees of the most desired award in the business. A break from tradition, the Academy announced that this time it will be announced via a global live stream on,, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed, and local broadcasters in an American morning TV show.
Before we await for January 24th to arrive to see which of your favourite film or star is nominated for the golden statute, let us quickly look through some of the biggest names who will join the AMPAS President on the 24th of January at 8:30pm LIVE on Star Movies to kick-start the Oscar fever. 
Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the movie- Dreamgirls. She is a Grammy Award-winner recording artist and best-selling author. From American Idol (2002) to Oscars she has written her own career story and proved that even a reality show can take you somewhere where one must not have dreamt ever in his or her lifetime. Hudson being an impact musician, her sophomore album, "I Remember Me," debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200. She co-starred in the box office hit "Sex and the City: The Movie." 
Brie Larson 

Brie Larson last year earned the Oscar for Best Actress in Leading Role for the movie- Room. Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards winner built a career as an acclaimed television actress, rising feature film star and emerging recording artist with her impressive craft. She starred in The Trouble with Bliss (2011) opposite Michael C. Hall. Besides acting, Brie has simultaneously nurtured an ever-growing musical career. 
Emmanuel Lubezki

After collecting the Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography twice in his life, Luzbeki bagged it even for the third time in 2016 for the excellent film The Revenant and is a proud Nominee Announcer of the 89thedition of Oscar. Lubezki has been nominated for eight Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, winning three, for Gravity (2013), Birdman(2014), and The Revenant (2015). He is the first cinematographer in history to win three consecutive Academy Awards. 
Jason Reitman

Jason being one of the presenters of Oscar Nominees 2017 had been nominated for three different categories viz. Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Directing and Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay for the Up In The Air. His other masterstrokes include Thank You for Smoking, Juno and Young Adult. For Juno too he was nominated in Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Directing.
Ken Watanabe

Ken Watanabe will also be joining the other hosts of Oscar Nominations. He was nominated both for The Academy Awards and The Golden Globes, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Last Samurai. After coming up with his first TV appearance in 1982 he started getting noticed amongst viewers. He made a miraculous comeback in The Last Samurai (2003), where he co-starred with Tom Cruise which gave him a push to the centre stage of Hollywood. His career bloomed when he starred with Christopher Nolan’s Inception starring Leonardo Dicaprio.

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