By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Oscar-winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee will be among those to
announce the nominees for the 2016 Oscar awards on Jan. 14.
Lee will join Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro and American actor John Krasinski in making the announcement, the Academy said in a statement on Monday.
Lee and del Toro will unveil the nominees for 11 of the 24 Oscar categories, including Live Action Short Film, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
“Contrapelo (Against the Grain),” produced by Taiwan’s Liu Pin-chun, and “The Free Man,” directed by Taiwan-based Malaysian filmmaker Quah Boon-Lip, were among the 10 live action short films being considered for final nominations in the category. [FULL STORY]