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Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid to Unveil 2024 Oscar Nominees

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Jan 23, 2024

Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid have been chosen to announce the highly anticipated nominees for the 2024 Academy Awards next week. The two rising stars will unveil Oscar nods in all 23 categories in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.

Background Leading up to the Announcement

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually selects exciting talent to reveal Oscar nominees to the world. Last year saw actress Stephanie Hsu and actor Riz Ahmed share the honors.

Beetz and Quaid now follow in the footsteps of previous top stars like Tiffany Haddish, Andy Serkis, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Issa Rae, and John Cho who all had their shot at one of Hollywood’s most fun and stress-inducing jobs.

While this marks the first time announcing nominees for both Beetz and Quaid, these two have already made tremendous impacts in Hollywood.

Zazie Beetz’s Rise to Fame

German-American actress Zazie Beetz, 33, entered the entertainment industry in 2013 and had her breakthrough role two years later as Vanessa in FX’s acclaimed series Atlanta. Her charismatic portrayal earned great praise and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

Beetz has since starred in numerous high-profile films like Deadpool 2, Joker, Seberg, and Bullet Train. 2022 was a particulary monumental year for the actress as she led the sci-fi thriller 65 and gave a moving performance in the drama Zola.

Both films earned Beetz several critics awards and cemented her place as an exciting actress to watch. She brings charm, talent and rising star power that should excite Oscar viewers.

Jack Quaid’s Budding Career

Though only 30 years old, Jack Quaid has already made a name for himself on screens big and small. The son of Hollywood heavyweights Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid landed his breakout role in the blockbuster franchise The Hunger Games.

Quaid went on to star as Hughie Campbell in the subversive superhero series The Boys. His performance as the show’s moral compass earned high praise. Quaid also drew positive reviews for his work in the comedy Plus One and the Interactive special Kimmel Is Interviewing the Cast of a Sitcom.

With megawatt charisma and range to spare, Quaid has proven a commanding force both dramatically and comedically. Announcing 2024’s Oscar nominations alongside the brilliant Beetz feels like a perfect next step for the talented young performer.

What to Expect from the Announcement

On Tuesday, January 24, Beetz and Quaid will unveil nominees in all 23 Academy Award categories starting at 8:30AM EST/5:30AM PST.

The announcement comes from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater and will be live-streamed around the world on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, and the Academy’s social media pages. It will also air live on major networks like ABC’s Good Morning America.

Major Categories to Watch

While all categories offer intrigue, several races stand out as highly competitive and unpredictable this year.

The Best Picture category should provide excitement with the summer blockbuster Barbie, the critically acclaimed Tár and the festival hit The Banshees of Inisherin all vying for a slot. Best Actor also proves a toss up between frequent nominee Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and first timer Austin Butler (Elvis).

Meanwhile, Best Supporting Actress may be the night’s tightest race with no less than seven legitimate contenders. These include Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Hong Chau (The Whale) and Scene Stealer Award winner Janelle Monáe (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery).

Other top races like Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and both sound categories should also keep viewers guessing.

Potential Surprise Nominees

While frontrunners seem clear in many categories, the possibility of a shocking nomination always looms. After all, few saw the Best Picture nod coming for Drive My Car last year.

Potential surprise nominees this year include Danielle Deadwyler (Till) shaking up Best Actress, Nope scoring a Best Picture nomination or Indian action film RRR crashing the party with a Best International Feature nod.

Other possible shockers include Rihanna earning a Best Original Song nomination for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever or The Batman picking up an unexpected Best Adapted Screenplay nod. After last year, expect the unexpected come Tuesday morning.

What Happens After the Announcement

Once Beetz and Quaid finish revealing Tuesday’s nominees, the focus shifts to final Oscar voting and awards season events.

Academy members will have just over a month to screen all films and cast their final ballots. Voting closes on Tuesday, February 28. Stars and studios will also ramp up campaigns with luncheons, Q&As, red carpets and talk show appearances.

As voting continues, predictions around winners will fluctuate weekly making for engaging race analysis. Ultimately though, the victors won’t be known until the 95th Oscars air live on Sunday, March 12. The show promises no host but many soon-to-be revealed famous faces.

While the nominated talent prepares for Hollywood’s biggest night, announcing dynamos Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid now ready to kick off the final leg with Tuesday morning’s exciting unveiling.

More Background on the Oscars

The Academy Awards stand as the film industry’s most prestigious honor. The Oscars ceremony telecast often draws one of the largest viewing audiences of the year making nominations announcement a newsworthy event covered by media worldwide.

Some key facts about the awards:

Year Launched 1929
Current Award Tally 23 categories
First Best Picture Winner Wings
Most Recent Best Picture Winner CODA
Most Nominated Film Ever All About Eve, Titanic with 14 nods
Most Won Film Ever Ben-Hur, Titanic, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King with 11 wins each

The 95th Academy Awards promises to add even more history and keep Oscar legacy going strong. In the meantime movie lovers everywhere wait anxiously for Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid to announce the talented artists nominated this year!

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