Tracee Ellis Ross scores major Oscars role ahead of Black-ish finale

The Oscars will air on Sunday, March 27th

Tracee Ellis Ross has landed herself a huge role in the Oscars amid the final season of her hit show, Black-ish.

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The actress will announce the 94th Oscars nominations in all 23 Academy Award categories alongside Emmy-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan. The live presentation will commence on Tuesday, February 8 via global live stream on Oscars.com, ahead of the star-studded ceremony on Sunday, March 27.

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The main categories include Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Leading Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Picture, and Directing.

Other categories include Music (Original Song), Animated Feature Film, and Costume Design.

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Tracee's headlining role comes after she celebrated her own nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series at the upcoming NAACP awards.

Tracee will host the Oscar nominations alongside Leslie Jordan

Black-ish has been nominated for a total of eight gongs, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for Anthony Anderson, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Deon Cole, and Laurence Fishburne, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Jenifer Lewis and Marsai Martin.

Miles Brown is also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series).

Tracee and the cast of Black-ish are nominated for eight NAACP Awards

Sharing the news on her social media pages last month, Tracee captioned a series of pictures of the various nominations, writing: "Congrats to the @blackishabc fam on our @naacpimageawards nominations, and thank you to the @naacp for always seeing us!"

She added: "And shout out to @marcusscribner for delivering the news! #blackish #naacpimageawards."

Fans loved the news, with many sharing their congratulations with emojis on Tracee's page. "Congratulations to you guys! I will love this show forever!" wrote one fan as another shared: "This is amazing and so well deserved! Great show that has started so many important conversations."

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