Oscar Nominations 2015
The nominees for Oscar 2015 will be announced on Thursday, 15 January.Reuters

The much-awaited Oscar Nominations 2015 will kick off from 8.30 a.m. (EST) or 7.00 p.m. (IST) on Thursday, 15 January.

The announcement for all the 24 Oscar categories will be made by American actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams.

Names of the nominees will be revealed during a two-part live news conference, which will be held at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The first set of nominations will be declared by Abrams and Cuarón. It will include Original Song, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Feature Film, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Production Design, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.

The second section of the announcement will be made by Boone Isaacs and Pina for 13 categories, which include Best Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Foreign Language Film, Cinematography, Original Score, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Costume Design.

The 87th academy award nominations will be live streamed on www.oscars.org/live and the information for all the categories can be availed from the official Oscar website.

According to Just Jared, "Boyhood" and "Birdman" is expected to top the list with five and six nominations, respectively.

Both the movies could be named for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay.

The winners of Oscar 2015 will be announced on Sunday, 22 February, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood & Highland Center. The award ceremony will be live streamed in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide through ABC Television Network from 7 p.m. (ET) or 5.30 a.m. (IST).