Which Theater Stars Will Take Home Oscars?
Several Broadway marquee names are nominated for their work on-screen in 2015.
The 2016 Academy Awards will be presented tonight, February 28, in a ceremony that airs live from Los Angeles beginning at 7pm EST on ABC. Chris Rock serves as host.
Several stage veterans are nominated for awards this year. In the leading actor category are Bryan Cranston (All the Way) for Trumbo and Eddie Redmayne (Red) for The Danish Girl. Cate Blanchett (The Maids) for Carol and Saoirse Ronan (Arthur Miller's The Crucible) for Brooklyn are in the leading actress list.
The supporting actor category includes Mark Ruffalo (Awake and Sing!) for Spotlight, Mark Rylance (Nice Fish) for Bridge of Spies, and Sylvester Stalone (Rocky) for Creed. Jennifer Jason Leigh (The House of Blue Leaves) fills out the list of theater veterans with a nomination in the supporting actress category for The Hateful Eight.
The Oscars telecast is designed by Broadway scenic designer Derek McLane, directed by Glenn Weiss, and produced by David Hill and Reginald Hudlin.