We can’t wait to catch Priyanka announce Oscar nominations!


The 90th Academy Awards show will only take place on March 4, but our gal in the West – Priyanka Chopra has already got us interested in the upcoming awards. Reason: she has been chosen to announce the nominations and has already shot for the same! The Academy Awards team has confirmed the news on their Twitter handle, also posting behind-the-scenes footage of the actress preparing for the shoot.


PC will be joined by celebs like Rosario Dawson (Sin City), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) and Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious).


The announcement, as the Academy Awards website reveals, will apparently be unveiled in two parts this Tuesday. The first part of the nominees will include categories like Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Production Design, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects. The second part will feature the non-technical categories such as Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Leading Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Animated Feature Film, Directing, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Original Song, Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay.

Priyanka has been associated with the awards ceremony practically every year, since her international series, ‘Quantico’ hit the small screen. She has been grabbing eyeballs at the Academy Awards, as she has announced different category winners.
Last year, she had graced the red carpet looking a vision in a white Ralph & Russo column gown.

Incidentally, while Bollywood had largely hailed the Film Federation of India for choosing political satire Newton as India’s official entry in the foreign language category for the 90th Academy Awards, PC had been a tad disappointed by the news. Priyanka and her mother, Madhu Chopra had been hoping that their award-winning film, Ventilator, which had received a standing ovation at the New York Film Festival, would have been chosen.
For the record, the Amit Masurkar-directed black comedy Newton is not a part of the nine-film line-up which has advanced to the next round of voting in the foreign language category.