The countdown to the Oscars has officially begun! The nominees for the Oscar Awards, which have been given by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1929 and where the best of the film world are chosen, have been announced in recent weeks.

The ceremony to be held in Los Angeles will again be hosted by the famous talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. The awards will find their owners on March 10, 2024 with a glorious ceremony at the Dolby Theater.

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NEW CATEGORY ADDED

A new category has been added to Hollywood's most prestigious awards. The category in which casting directors will receive an award is called "Best Achievement in Casting".

This category will apply to films that will be released in 2025 and will compete in the 2026 Academy Awards.

"Casting directors play an important role in filmmaking, and we are proud to add the Best Achievement in Casting Award category to the disciplines we recognize and celebrate as the Academy evolves," said Academy CEO Bill Kramer and president Janet Yang.

NO NEW CATEGORY ADDED FOR 23 YEARS

For the first time in more than 20 years, a new category has been added to the Academy Awards. The last time the Best Animated Feature category was added was in 2001.