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Mira Sorvino to Join Academy President Sid Ganis for Oscar® Nominations


1/27/06, Beverly Hills, CA — Nominations for the 78th Academy Awards® will be announced Tuesday, January 31, by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis and Oscar-winning actress and Academy member Mira Sorvino.

Ganis and Sorvino will unveil the nominations in ten of the 24 categories at a 5:30 a.m. news conference, which will be attended by media outlets from around the world.

Nominations in all categories will be distributed simultaneously to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards Web site,

Sorvino received an Oscar in 1995 for her supporting role in “Mighty Aphrodite.” Her film credits include “The Final Cut,” “Summer of Sam,” “At First Sight,” “The Replacement Killers” and “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.”

Official screenings for Academy members of all pictures with a nomination are scheduled to begin February 4 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills and the Linwood Dunn Theater located at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood. Screenings in certain categories also will be held in London, New York and San Francisco.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST. A one-hour red carpet arrivals show will precede the telecast at 4 p.m.


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