2015 is starting with a "golden-bang" as the film award season biggest event, the OSCARS® announces that the nominations  voting (for the 87th Oscars) will close on Thursday, January 8, at 5 p.m. PT.

Then it's time for the "fun part" ---tabulating and verifying the votes which is done by the  international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Then the creative film community holds "its' breath" and crosses their "fingers" until mid January when the  87th Oscars Nominations Announcement are made which, this year, will be held on Thursday, January 15, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Then the luck nominees will embark on the big race to win the Oscar.  Fun!

This year, the Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2014 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

In case you didn't know, now you know.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners — the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.