Good morning, Avocados, and welcome to the annual live discussion thread for Academy Award nominations! It promises to be an interesting morning, full of expected nominations, likely more than a few surprises and upsets, and at least three jokes from Issa Rae and John Cho about how tired they are. As a reminder for everyone playing along at home, you can find my final predictions for this year’s nominations on this very site. Things get underway at the unnecessarily specific time of 8:18 AM ET / 5:18 AM PT; you can watch along live on Youtube:
Join me down in the comments section for discussion, as well as for my annual attempt to post all the nominations live as they are announced!