Star couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas to announce Oscar nominations

Will Priyanka’s The White Tiger be an Oscar contender?
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

Star couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas announced that they will be announcing the nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards on March 15. The nominations will be announced in two parts via global live streaming.

Priyanka and Nick announced the news on social media as well in a video where The White Tiger actress ended up making a little gaffe. Sharing the video, Priyanka leveraged the latest TikTok trend and asked her fans to ‘tell me we are announcing the Oscar nominations without telling me we are announcing Oscar nominations’. It was left to Nick to point out to everyone that Priyanka has already told everyone that they are announcing the Oscar nominations.

Priyanka wrote, “Hey @TheAcademy, any chance I can announce the Oscar nominations solo? Just kidding, love you @nickjonas! We are so excited to be announcing the #OscarNoms on Monday, March 15th at 5:19AM PDT! Watch it live on @TheAcademy’s Twitter!”

Nick and Priyanka will reveal the official list of nominees across 23 categories vying for Oscar glory together. The annual Academy Awards are usually scheduled for early February. The ceremony is scheduled for April 26 this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The actual ceremony is also expected be a virtual affair, with nominees joining in from their home through video feeds, much like what was seen during the Emmy Awards last year and the Golden Globe Awards more recently.

Films such as Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland and Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman are amongst the movies with are expected to win big and will have multiple nominations. Priyanka, who was one of the executive producers of The White Tiger, directed by Ramin Bahrani, is also seen as a strong contender to be nominated as it recently entered the race at BAFTA. The film that is streaming on Netflix was nominated at BAFTA for Best adapted Screenplay and Best Actor (Male) for Adarsh Gourav.

The Oscar nominations will be announced through a live global stream on the Academy’s official website – and and also on the Academy’s digital platforms – Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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