- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oscar nominees in all 24 categories will hear their names announced live next week.

Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said Friday they are launching a new tradition of revealing all Oscar contenders in a live news conference. In past years, only the most popular categories were presented live, with the remainder announced in a news release.

Actor Chris Pine, directors JJ Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron, and film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs will unveil the nominees early Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ headquarters in Beverly Hills, California. The announcement will stream live on Oscars.org.

The Academy Awards will be presented at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 22.

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