The Oscars Will Keep Some Things The Same In 2016
Can you feel it? Awards Season is in full swing. The 2016 Golden Globes were awarded on Sunday night and this year's Academy Award nominations will be announced on Thursday morning. After that, you'll need to make sure you have everything set for the ceremony on Feb. 28, including knowing what channel the 2016 Oscars are on. Be sure to set your TV to ABC at 8:30 p.m. (ET) and get ready to take in all the glamour, acceptances speeches, snubs, and surprises. It's actually the same channel as last year, making it one of the few things about the Oscars that hasn't changed in a year.
The 2016 Academy Awards will have some major differences from previous broadcasts. Executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's three-year deal to produce the Oscars ended in 2015, so producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin have stepped in to helm the ceremony. Both producers told Entertainment Weekly that they're planning to tweak the ceremony in various ways. Hill and Hudlin chose Chris Rock for the 2016 hosting job. "Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry," Hill and Hudlin told Variety of the comedian, who previously hosted the ceremony in 2005.
But you know how the saying (sort of) goes: The more things change, the more things stay the same. Here are more aspects of the Oscars that haven't changed since last year.
Once again, the Oscars ceremony and red carpet will be held at the Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood in Los Angeles.
The Academy Awards ceremony usually airs sometime between the end of February and the beginning of March — and like last year's Feb. 22, 2015 show, 2016 will also be during the end of February.
Best Picture Nominees
This is the one Oscars category which will allow more than five nominees and up to 10.
Governors Awards Are Held In A Separate Ceremony
Since 2009, the Governors Awards has been held in November to award honorary Oscars separately, rather than during an already lengthy Academy Awards broadcast.
The Ceremony Will Be Eligible For An Emmy
This has always been my favorite meta thing: The Oscars ceremony — along with most other award ceremonies that air on TV — is eligible to be nominated for Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special categories for program and director.
It'll Be A Good Time
Hey, I'm good as long as there are celebrities, acceptance speeches, and little gold men being handed out. Bring on Oscars 2016!