Where Can I Watch the Grammy Nominations? The Process Has Been Switched Up This Year

Good news for music fans everywhere: It's that wonderful time of year again. The weather is cooler, Starbucks has changed their cups to Christmas-themed, and the Grammy Awards are growing closer and closer with each passing moment. And while the ceremony isn't actually set to happen (and air live) until 2015, the entertainment industry is already preparing for music's biggest night in the most exciting way possible: On Dec. 5, which is Friday of this week, nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards are set to be announced.

Unlike previous years, however, the format of how exactly these nominations will be announced has been changed. Instead of revealing the list of lucky artists in one go this year, The Recording Academy has apparently opted to made the event a full day affair, spanning between early morning on Dec. 5, to late in the night.

So, what does this mean for audiences at home who want to see the nominations as they're announced in live time? While the new format may take some getting used to for diehard music fans who are just itching to see if Taylor Swift is going to dominate the awards show for year another year, the good news is that the protocol for how the nominations will be announced is pretty simple to understand: Basically, the majority of the nominations will be announced in the morning, both online and on CBS This Morning, while the biggest category of the show, Album of the Year, will be announced during a Grammy concert special that'll air on CBS on the night of Dec. 5.

In other words: If you want to follow the other 82 Grammy category nominations as they're being announced, you'll want to make sure to either tune into CBS This Morning or the official CBS page for the Grammy awards (you can find that here!) on Dec. 5 at 8:30 AM on the dot, eastern time. The nominations will be released beginning then, with the exception of the 83rd category, Album of the Year.

Then, at 9 PM/8 PM Central on Dec. 5, CBS will air the Grammy concert special — titled A Very GRAMMY Christmas — which will feature performances from Ariana Grande and Pharrell, as well as the official announcement of the Album of the Year nominations.

Different, yes, but like I said: Simple enough! The hardest part, of course, will be waiting until the actual awards ceremony: That isn't taking place until Feb. 8, 2015.

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