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Academy to Include Below-the-Line Categories in Oscar Nominations Announcement

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On Thursday morning at 5:30 a.m. PST, actor Chris Pine, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams will announce the nominees for this year’s Academy awards at a press conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. For the first time, the press conference will include all of the nominees in all of the categories. In the past, the event has focused solely on above-the-line categories, relegating below-the-line categories to a press release.

At 5:30 a.m., Cuarón and Abrams will announce the nominees in the following categories: 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.

At 5:38 a.m., Pine and Boone Isaacs will take the stage to unveil the nominations for 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.

“We’re delighted to have Chris, Alfonso and J.J. participate in the excitement of Nominations morning, which, for the first time, will highlight nominees in all categories,” said Boone Isaacs. “This new approach enables the Academy to further recognize excellence across our entire industry and underscore the full spectrum of the arts and sciences of motion pictures.”

The event is a live news conference where more than 400 media representatives from around the world will be gathered. It will be broadcast and streamed live on www.oscars.org/live.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2014 will be presented on Feb. 22, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network.

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