Exciting news for movie fans! RTÉ TEN will live stream the nominations for the 87th Academy Award Nominations this Thursday - with the first batch of nominees being announced at 1.30pm GMT.

Actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, will announce the nominations in all 24 Oscar categories during a special two-part news conference from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, and you can watch all the action live, here on RTÉ TEN. 

The nominations will be split into two parts as follows: 

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1.30pm GMT: 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.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:38pm GMT: 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.

Speaking about the announcement, Boone Isaacs said: “We’re delighted to have Chris, Alfonso and J.J. participate in the excitement of Nominations, which, for the first time, will highlight nominees in all categories.

“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."

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson added: “We’re thrilled to have such exceptional talents present the nominations in a completely new format that furthers our mission and honors all of the artists who make movies.” 

The Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Which movie/actor/actress do you think should be nominated for an Oscar this year?