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Nominations for the 77th Annual Academy Awards Announced

Presentation ceremony is Sunday, February 27 (January 25, 2005)
The official poster for the 77th Annual Academy Awards. Designer: Brett Davidson. Poster 2004 A.M.P.A.S. Oscar® Statuette® A.M.P.A.S.®
Nominations for the 77th Annual Academy Awards were announced today (Tuesday, January 25) by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Frank Pierson and Oscar® -winning actor Adrien Brody.

Pierson and Brody announced ten of the 24 categories at a 5:30 a.m. news conference attended by over 400 international media. Nominations in all categories were distributed to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards Web site ? .

Brody received his Oscar for his leading role in "The Pianist" in 2002. He recently starred in "The Village," and will next be seen starring in "The Jacket" and "King Kong."

Academy members selected the nominees in their respective branches, with the exception of the Animated Feature and Foreign Language Film categories, where nominations were selected by vote of screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees. Ballots were mailed to 5,808 members in late December and were returned directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the international accounting firm, for tabulation.

Official screenings of all pictures with a nomination will begin this weekend for members at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings in special categories also will be held in the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and San Francisco.

The Academy's entire active and life membership is eligible to select the winners in all categories, although in five of them ? the two short film, the two documentary and the foreign language film categories ? members can vote only after attesting they have seen all of the nominated films in those categories.

Academy Awards® for outstanding film achievements of 2004 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST with a half-hour arrival segment.

The complete list of nominations for the 77th Annual Academy Awards may be accessed at

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