88th Academy Awards
Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards will be announced on 14 January REUTERS/Mike Blake

Hollywood's biggest and most glamorous night — the 88th Academy Awards — is just around the corner. But before the Oscars find their new mantelpieces, the nominations for the best actor/actress and film, among others, will be announced on 14 January at 5.30am PST (1.30pm GMT) at a live conference at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, director Guillermo del Toro, actor John Krasinski and director Ang Lee will present the full list of Oscar nominees in two parts. Del Toro and Lee will announce the first 12 nominations, followed by a second round by Krasinski and Isaacs.

The first round of announcements will include nominees in the following categories: animated feature film, cinematography, costume design, documentary feature, documentary short subject, makeup and hairstyling, original song, animated short film, live action short film, sound editing and sound mixing.

Krasinski and Isaacs will then take the stage to unveil the more eagerly awaited nominations for the best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, directing, film editing, foreign language film, original score, best picture, production design, visual effects, adapted screenplay and original screenplay.

The nomination announcement will be broadcast and streamed live on the Academy Awards' official YouTube page. Live updates will also be available on the Oscars' Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Oscars will be held on 28 February at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and will be televised live by ABC at 4pm PST (3am on 29 February). Comedic actor Chris Rock will be hosting the awards show for the second time, the last being a decade ago in 2005.