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Oscar-winning Taiwan-born director Ang Lee will be among those to announce the nominees for the 2016 Oscar awards on Jan. 14.

Lee will join the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Mexican director Guillermo del Toro and American actor John Krasinski in making the announcement.

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” produced by Taiwan’s Liu Pin-chun is among the 10 live action short films being considered for final nominations in the category.

Lee has won the Oscars for best director twice — for “Brokeback Mountain (2005)” and “Life of Pi (2012).”

The 88th Academy Awards will be presented on Feb. 28th.


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