The 87th annual Academy Award nominations will be unveiled next Thursday morning. Today, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced that, for the first time, all twenty-four categories will be announced live.
In previous years, only around half of the film categories are announced during the broadcast. The rest are revealed in a press release or on the website shortly after. This year, the broadcast will announce all the nominees in a special two-part announcement.
“Star Trek” director J.J. Abrams and “Gravity” helmer Alfonso Cuaron will announce the first batch at 5:30am US-PT. These include: Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Film Editing, Original Song, Production Design, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.
Then, at 5:38am US-PT, Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs will reveal the rest of the nominees: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay and Best Picture.