Tune in Tomorrow to Watch The Force Awakens Director J.J. Abrams Present the 87th Academy Award Nominations.


The 87th annual Academy Awards nominations will be announced Thursday morning, January 15 at 7:30 a.m. Central Time. Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will be one of the presenters to unveil this year’s Oscar nominees in several categories like animated feature, film editing, sound editing, visual effects and more. You can watch the event live in just a couple of hours after the break.


From Nola.com:

The whole thing is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. Central, when “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuaron and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams unveil this year’s Oscar nominees for best animated feature, documentary feature, documentary short, film editing, original song, production design, animated short, live-action short, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects.


Then, beginning at 7:38 a.m., actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the nominees in Oscar’s higher-profile categories of best actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, director and picture.


It’s the first time the Academy is announcing the nominees in all 24 categories live at the same time.


The actual Academy Awards will take place on February 22, live from Hollywood and airing on ABC. Neil Patrick Harris will host.


You can watch the nominations live here:





And while we wait here are some stats about the Oscars and the previous Star Wars movies. (via GoldDerby)


All 6 Star Wars movies have 7 wins, 22 nominations and 3 Special Achievement Awards.


“A New Hope” racked up 10 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Alec Guiness and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Lucas taking home 6 awards including Best Original Score for John Williams as well as a Special Achievement Award to Ben Burtt for his sound effects.


“The Empire Strikes Back” only managed 3 Academy Award nominations winning for Best Sound as well as receiving another Special Achievement Award this time for visual effects.


“Return of the Jedi” earned 4 Oscar nods winning only a Special Achievement Award for visual effects.


The Prequel Trilogy scored 5 further Oscar nods but no wins.





From what we’ve seen so far, what are your thoughts on The Force Awakens? Could the movie end up with some nominations in the main categories or like it’s predecessors it will be presented only in the technical categories? Tell us your predictions in the comments section or in The Cantina boards.


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31 thoughts on “Tune in Tomorrow to Watch The Force Awakens Director J.J. Abrams Present the 87th Academy Award Nominations.

  • January 14, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Only Special effects no other nominations Because unless its directed or created by James Cameron no Sci-Fi Popular genre film will ever win best picture.

  • January 14, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Desperate for content again?

    • January 14, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      These posts are getting annoying. -_-

      Look. If you don’t like an article because it isn’t an update on TFA, just move along.

  • January 14, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    there may be nominations, maybe, but no wins what so ever…the first movies were original and new enough to earn something but the new films (like pt) dont have a chance i think…star wars is just too roaded which isnt anything bad for me at all but no price for something like that….just a viewing record i think…and to be honest SW needs no price at all, it is the price!! peace

  • January 14, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Honestly, since it’s coming out in the midst of the dead heat of awards season, the movie will be fresh in a lot of voters’ minds. If it turns out really well and Disney gives it a good nostalgia-baiting Oscar campaign, they could possibly snag a nomination in the newly expanded Best Picture category. Barring that, if Harrison is good in the film, which we’re all pulling for, the veteran comeback role is a time-honored cliche in the supporting categories.

    • January 15, 2015 at 12:03 am

      i hope that fords screen time isnt that big to earn something…its all about the new staff!!!

      • January 15, 2015 at 1:08 am

        Supporting Actor is generally a scene-stealing smaller role.

        • January 15, 2015 at 1:28 am

          sorry didnt read it…too much beer…

  • January 15, 2015 at 12:25 am

    I don’t give a s__t about those nominations.

    • January 15, 2015 at 2:07 am

      Me too.

    • January 15, 2015 at 4:11 am

      I do

    • January 15, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Not even if it’s Mr. Hankey?

  • January 15, 2015 at 12:33 am

    The Empire Strikes Back should’ve earned all the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Score for John Williams! Because The Empire Strikes Back it’s the BEST MOVIE OF ALL THE TIME!

  • January 15, 2015 at 1:30 am

    I wish the time was 7:30 pm for the best foce waking ever ps may the foce be with all you and all ways

  • January 15, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Hard to say if TFA will get win anything…they probably will get nominated for apreciar effects because just from the trailer the effects look Nice. We’ll see about the story

  • January 15, 2015 at 1:48 am

    JJ is going to walk up onto the stage, do a nice opening speech, and then add before he leaves: “by the way, we’re using practical effects.”

    • January 15, 2015 at 2:09 am

      …and black stormtroopers.

      “Episode 7 will boldly go where no Star Wars film has gone before.”

  • January 15, 2015 at 1:56 am

    is this really news?

  • January 15, 2015 at 2:32 am

    star wars 7 news

    JJ Abrams announces he will make another movie about anchovies!

    JJ Abrams announces he will star in cereal advert

    JJ Abrams announces he’s going to do a shite about 7 am

    JJ Abrams announces shite went well and hopes to do another the same time the following morning

  • January 15, 2015 at 5:00 am

    2016 Oscar Nominations

    Star Wars The Force Awakens: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Harrison Ford), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume, Best Make-Up, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Score. Yes, it will receive 11 Oscar Nominations and it will win 5. Keep note of this…it will happen. We love you Kathleen and JJ…Me again.

  • January 15, 2015 at 5:51 am

    remember when this site use to be about news regarding star wars that really matters? what is going on with this site lately. I am OK if there is nothing to report. don’t post this crap anymore it doesn’t make a difference either way. don’t post something just because it looks like you have something to post. come on guys your better then this….

  • January 15, 2015 at 7:17 am

    And the Oscar will never go to…..

  • January 15, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Can I ask you guys something, would you be comfortable paying $15 for a movie ticket if the quality and experienced warranted it? I don’t mean IMAX or specialty screenings like 3D. Just a prime moviegoing experience.

  • January 15, 2015 at 8:24 am

    holy crap its C3P0 in that picture….oh wait its just and award. But damn they could be twins! LOL

    • January 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

      He looks just like the early C3PO concept art from ANH…

  • January 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Episode 7 already has an Oscar…Oscar Issac!


  • January 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    A bunch of overly rich people celebrating another year of shameless mediocre cinema. Yes JJ Abrams is an appropriate choice for such an event as he embodies the entire new wave disdain for quality or story in modern cinema

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