Jack Quaid looked dapper in a dark suit with a thin black tie as he announced the 96th Academy Awards on Tuesday morning.
He is the son of movie stars Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid.
The Star Trek actor did the early morning job alongside 32-year-old Zazie Beetz who looked glamorous in a pink gown.
She is an German-American actress best known for her role in the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta.
The two stars named the nominations in all 23 Academy Award categories in a live presentation from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Jack Quaid looked dapper in a dark suit as he announced the 96th Academy Awards on Tuesday morning. He is the son of Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid. The Star Trek actor did the job alongside 32-year-old Zazie Beetz who looked glamorous in a pink gown
She is an German-American actress best known for her role in the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta
Best Picture category went to American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, Barbie, The Holdovers, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, Oppenheimer, Past Lives, Poor Things and The Zone of Interest.
For best actor in leading role Bradley Cooper, Colman Domingo, Paul Giamatti, Cillian Murphy and Jeffrey Wright received nominations.
Annette Bening, Lily Gladstone, Sandra Huller, Carey Mulligan and Emma Stone have been nominated for best actress in a leading role.
Gladstone is the first Native American nominated for best actress, for her performance in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.
Sterling K. Brown, Robert De Niro, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan Gosling and Mark Ruffalo received the first set of nominations for best actor in a supporting role.
Emily Blunt, Danielle Brooks, America Ferrera, Jodie Foster and Da’Vine Joy Randolph received nominations for best actress in a supporting role.
What Was I Made For and I’m Just Ken from Barbie received their expected nominations for best original song.
This story will be continually updated as the nominations are announced.
The 96th Academy Awards will be held on March 10 at 7 p.m. live on ABC, hosted for a fourth time by Jimmy Kimmel.
Jack is a successful actor in his own right. His first role was in 2012 in The Hunger Games, in which he played Marvel. He also popped up in the sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Jack is a successful actor in his own right. His first role was in 2012 in The Hunger Games, in which he played Marvel. He also popped up in the sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
In 2014 he played Dylan in Just Before I Go, which was followed by his starring role as Eric in 2015’s Running Wild.
Then he made his mark in TV by starring as Kyle in Sasquatch Sketch Comedy from 2014 until 2015.
Several movies followed: Ithaca (2015), Aberrant (2016), Tragedy Girls (2017), Rampage (2018) and Plus One (2019).
Jack has also provided his voice for two Batman cartoon projects.
He now stars as Bradward Boimler on animated TV series Star Trek: Lower Decks.
The two stars named the nominations in all 23 Academy Award categories in a live presentation from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills
Ryan is a powerhouse actress, having starred in Top Gun, The Doors, Sleepless In Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.
She is still working in Hollywood.
Last year Meg starred in and directed the movie What Happens Later, an adaptation of Steven Dietz’s play Shooting Star.
Jack with movie star mom Meg Ryan in New York City in 2016
They were a Hollywood power couple: Meg and Jack’s father Dennis Quaid seen in 2000
Meg with John Mellencamp, left, and Jack, right, in 2017
Dad Dennis is a Texas native.
He was born in 1954 and is known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles.
First gaining widespread attention in the late 1970s, some of his notable credits include Breaking Away (1979), The Right Stuff (1983), The Big Easy (1986).
Next came Innerspace (1987), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), Dragonheart (1996), The Parent Trap (1998).
He had a big hit with the disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow (2004) then was seen in Good Company (2004), Yours, Mine & Ours (2005), and Vantage Point (2008).
Busy actor: Quaid with Melissa Barrera in the reboot of Scream
For his role in Far from Heaven (2002), he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor among other accolades. The Guardian named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.
He had a big hit with 2017’s A Dog’s Purpose.
Meg also has a daughter.
Daisy was born in China in 2004 and was adopted at 14 months of age by the actress.
Ryan raised Daisy as a single mother in New York City after her high-profile 2001 divorce from movie star Dennis Quaid, 69, who is best known for the movies The Parent Trap, The Day After Tomorrow and A Dog’s Purpose.
The only father Daisy may have known was Meg’s on and off boyfriend, 71-year-old rock star John Mellencamp.
The stars began dating in November 2010 and stayed together for four years before breaking up in August 2014. However, they got back together before the end of that year. Then they split again.
Daisy attended school in lower Manhattan and was often seen out in public with her mother as they walked on the street.
The teenager was last seen at an event with Meg in July 2019 when they sat front row at the Schiaparelli fashion show in Paris during Paris Fashion Week.
Close as can be: Jack shared this photo with his sister Daisy when they were at the Star Wars section of Disneyland. Meg said, ‘She and Jack get along great’
Always so close: Meg and her daughter were seen running errands in NYC in 2019
Teen spirit: Her daughter Daisy True is 19-years-old and a high school graduate. Seen in Paris in July 2019
Meg told Redbook magazine Daisy was an easy child.
‘Daisy doesn’t feel hard. She doesn’t feel like…there’s no sweat on it, man,’ she told the magazine.
‘She’s a good hang, and she’s easy. She’s very smart and she’s very generous. I love that she’s funny. I love that.
‘I just can’t imagine what it was like before she came. Life is good, it’s so good with her in it. She and Jack get along great. All of us fit together beautifully.’
Meg shared in that same interview that Daisy was randomly assigned to her, per China’s adoption process.
But she feels it was fate.
‘I am convinced, completely convinced that there was nothing random about it. She is the daughter I should have,’ she said.
‘I never felt like I was on a rescue mission or anything like that. I just really wanted a baby; I was on a mission to connect with somebody, and Daisy and I got to meet each other this way at this time,’ said the star.
‘We are so compatible. And also having the experience of having had Jack and now to have Daisy in a different way—there’s no difference in the love you feel.
The When Harry Met Sally… star also talked being a single mother.
‘I mean, Jack has his dad and they’re close, he’ll always have that. But when you’re the only one in the house with the kids, you get to be the one in charge. You’re the one making the rules. There’s no stress because you and some other adult don’t agree on how you want to raise your kids,’ she said.