How do you say Saoirse Ronan? We've got you covered on pronunciation for the Oscar nominees
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With the 88th annual Academy Award nominations revealed this 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 to pronounce these names.

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 Gonz lez Iñérritu, Ah-LEE-han-dro GUN-zol-es In-YAR-ee-too, the Mexican best director nominee for The Revenant.

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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.