What order do they give out the Oscars? The 2016 lineup for the Academy Awards.

Here's the Order in Which the Oscars Will Be Awarded Tonight

Here's the Order in Which the Oscars Will Be Awarded Tonight

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Feb. 28 2016 5:38 PM

Here's the Order in Which the Oscars Will Be Awarded Tonight

An Oscar statue is seen at the red carpet arrivals area as preparations continue for the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 25, 2016 in Hollywood, California. / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)


Don't be late for your Oscar party, because this year that means you might miss three marquee awards. This photo of the officlal Academy Awards program, first tweeted by Will Mavity, reveals that this year both screenplay awards and Best Supporting Actress will be given out right off the bat. Every tech award is clustered in the middle of the program—that's when party guests can concentrate on the heavy drinking. Supporting Actor happens after the animation awards. Then, before the usual cavalcade of the big four awards (Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture) we get the two music awards (presumably delivered in song by Dave Grohl). Plan your Oscar pool—or, better yet, your Oscar fantasy draft—accordingly!

The complete order:


Original Screenplay
Adapted Screenplay
Supporting Actress
Costume Design
Production Design
Makeup and Hairstyling
Film Editing
Sound Editing
Sound Mixing
Visual Effects
Animated Short
Animated Feature
Supporting Actor
Documentary Short
Documentary Feature
Live Action Short
Foreign Language Film
Original Song
Original Score

Also of note: That tiny fragment of the presenters list on the left side of the photo, which sure makes it seem as though we'll be getting a surprise appearance from Woody and Buzz Lightyear. C'mon, academy! They're the Pixar characters who've already had their Oscar moment. In this of all years you couldn't invite Frozone?

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.