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Directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards today (Jan 15).  For the first time, nominees in all 24 categories were announced live.

Cuarón and Abrams announced the nominees in 11 categories, followed by Pine and Boone Isaacs for the remaining 13 categories, at the live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. 

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. 

In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees.  All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees. 

Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Jan 24 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.  Screenings also will be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all categories.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2014 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscars, also

The Oscars ceremony, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, is set to take place in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on February 22. It will be televised live in more than 225 territories worldwide.