The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will mail nominations ballots on Monday to 5,277 voting members, and for the first time approximately 200 members will have expanded voting rights.
The awards-givers have started to weigh in, and there are many questions.
Here's a riddle: Who can receive a lot of nominations during awards season but still feel ignored?
Like telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman, Hamilton is a newcomer to Oscar duties.
For anyone covering the Oscars, the plan for 10 nominations was a radical move.
With 20 animated features submitted for consideration, a five-nom category is virtually assured.
The dates are set for a flood of screenings, cocktail receptions and Q&A sessions, with plenty more to come. This means only one thing: Awards season is here!
There are 65 countries in the running for the foreign-language Oscar this year, according to the list unveiled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences this morning.