The Oscar Nominations Start Really Early, Guys

The Oscars may not be happening for another month — they air February 22 — but it's time to start preparing for the biggest award show of the year. First up: Announcing the nominees, which is happening this week. And while the nominations aren't nearly as exciting as the actual show, they're almost as fun, especially when the nominees share their reactions on Twitter. It has to be an awesome feeling to know you're being recognized for your hard work by the most prestigious award show around, right? The excitement behind it is my favorite part of the nominations, and it all goes down Thursday morning. So what time are the Oscar nominations? I have good news and bad news for you.

First things first: The bad news. The announcements begin at 8:30 a.m. ET — which, unfortunately, means 5:30 a.m. PT if you're on the west coast. Yikes! Needless to say, if you're planning on catching the nominees live and as they happen, you're probably going to have to set the dreaded alarm to make sure you don't miss them. Another reason to watch is the fact that this year is the first time they're announcing all the categories live, instead of just the big ones.

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The good news: The nominations will be published on Bustle as they're announced, so if you need to sleep in (or if you'll be at work), we'll be here with them, whenever you're ready.

And if you are planning to watch them live? The very beautiful Chris Pine (along with directors J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuaron, and Academy president Cheryl Boone) will be on hand for the big announcement, so missing out on sleep will actually be kind of worth it. Not too shabby for a Thursday morning, right?