92nd Oscar® Nominations Announcement - Technical Information

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 17:30

92nd Oscar® Nominations Announcement

Monday, January 13, 2020
5:18 a.m. PST/8:18 a.m. EST/1:18 p.m. GMT/9:18 p.m. CST



The 92nd Academy Awards® nominations in all 24 Oscar® categories will be announced in a two-part live presentation on Monday, January 13, via global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms – Twitter, YouTube, Facebook – NY and LA Switch pool ports and satellite downlink feed.

5:18:30 a.m. PT: 5:30:30 a.m. PT:
(Not listed in order of presentation) (Not listed in order of presentation)
Actor in a Supporting Role Actor in a Leading Role
Actress in a Supporting Role Actress in a Leading Role
Costume Design Animated Feature Film
Film Editing Cinematography
Original Score Directing
Animated Short Film Documentary Feature
Live Action Short Film Documentary Short Subject
Sound Editing International Feature Film
Sound Mixing Makeup and Hairstyling
  Original Song
  Best Picture
  Production Design
  Visual Effects
  Adapted Screenplay
  Original Screenplay

A 92nd Oscar Nominations press kit will be available at http://www.oscars.org/press/press-kits immediately following the announcement.

Hashtags: #OscarNoms, #Oscars


The announcement will be streamed live on Oscar.com, Oscars.org and the Academy’s digital social platforms.

Twitter URL


YouTube URL


YouTube Embed Code

Get the code

Facebook URL


If you have any questions about the live stream, please email socialmedia@oscars.org.



• HD-SDI (1080i 59.94 w/embedded audio, 16:9, uncompressed)
• Audio Ch Assignments: Ch.1-Stereo Lt. Ch. 2-Stereo Rt.
• HD-SDI on pool ports at The Switch in Los Angeles (Switch Pool-1 LA) and New York (NY Pool-1). Please contact The Switch at 866-660-9191 or NOC@TheSwitch.tv for more information on accessing these feeds.
• HD Via Satellite downlink – decoding parameters and satellite location listed below


• 15:00 - 16:00 PST – Fiber test NY & LA Switch Pool Ports
• 15:00 - 16:00 PST – Satellite test


• 04:00:00 PST – SMPTE Bars w/ID and 1Khz audio tone will be fed
• 05:00:00 PST – A slate with stereo Music and countdown clock to event will be fed
• 05:18:00 PST – Signal will fade to black and silence :30 seconds prior to feed 1
• 05:18:30 PST – Exact time of the 1st nominations group announcement start
• 05:24:35 PST – Break- A Slate with Stereo Music and countdown clock will be fed
• 05:30:00- PST – Signal will fade to black and silence :30 seconds prior to feed 2
• 05:30:30 PST – Exact time of the 2nd nominations group announcement start
• 05:38:00 PST (Approx.) – End of feed


SATELLITE Parameters:

Oscar Nominations - Ku-band - HD
Transmit: PSSI TES
Satellite: Galaxy-16, tr. 16K, Upper
Location: 99 degrees west
Downlink Freq.: 12029 Mhz Vertical
Bandwidth: 18 MHz
Service ID: AMPAS - Oscar Nominations
Video: HD 1080i / 59.94 / 16:9
Compression: MPEG-4
Chroma: 4:2:0
Delay: Low
GOP Structure: 64
Frame Structure: IBBBP
Modulation: DVBS-2, 8PSK
FEC Rate: 2/3
Symbol Rate: 15.00 Msym/s
Data Rate: 29.709543 mbps
Pilots: Off
Roll off: 20%
Required Eb./No: 7.0 db
Encryption: In-the-clear
Captioning: NO
Video PID: 101 (Encoder set to Maximize/ Auto Fill)
Audio Data Rate: 384 Kbits
Audio PID: 102
Ch. 1: Program Stereo Lt.
Ch. 2: Program Stereo Rt.

Please call 323-933-1011 if there are any issues in receiving the signal. This line is meant for technical questions only.