Watch live: Oscar nominations to be read by Chris Hemsworth

Excitement is at fever pitch in Hollywood ahead of the announcement of the 2014 Academy Award nominations.

The list of contenders will be announced later today on Thursday 16 January in Beverley Hills, by Australian star Chris Hemsworth and president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

The official nominees will be announced at 13:30 GTM / 5:30 PT / 8:30 ET.

Watch the live streaming below.


This year's Oscars ceremony will take place on Sunday 2 March at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles. Comedian and presenter Ellen DeGeneres will host the star-studded night for the second time in a row.