Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
January 14, 2016 at 05:56 PM EST

Oscars 2016

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
release date
02/28/16
Limited Release Date
02/28/16
Wide Release Date
02/28/16
performer
Chris Rock, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance, Alicia Vikander

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.COM.

With the 88th annual Academy Award nominations revealed Thursday morning, you’re going to be hearing these stars’ names a lot.

But as we’ve learned from bleary early-morning nominations presenters — and just-possibly tipsy stars handing out statuettes at the Golden Globes — pronouncing names correctly isn’t always easy.

PEOPLE staffers did the work for you and sorted out the head scratchers (Saoirse Ronan? Listen to an Irish editor and repeat after her!) so you’re ready come Feb. 28.

RELATED: Full list of 2016’s Oscar nominees

Saoirse Ronan, Sur-sha (rhymes with “inertia”) Row-nin, the Irish actress nominated for Best Actress for her role in Brooklyn.

Cate Blanchett, Cate BLANCH-it, nominated for best actress for her role in Carol. Don’t say Blanch-ETTE!

Idris Elba, ID-dris El-ba, notably snubbed for his role in Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation, (but still a winner in our hearts).

Alicia Vikander, Uh-LISS-ee-uh vi-CAN-der, the Swedish-born actress nominated for best supporting actress for her role in The Danish Girl.

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Ah-LEE-han-dro GUN-zol-es In-YAR-ee-too, the Mexican best director nominee for The Revenant.

Anomalisa, UH-nom-uh-Lee-suh, nominated for best animated feature film.

Jacob Tremblay, Jay-cub TROM-blay, who didn’t pick up a supporting actor nomination for Room, but will be one of the youngest actors in attendance at the award ceremony.

The Oscars will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

 

 

Next up: The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 30.

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST