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Oscars 2015: Inside the nominations announcement

Oscars 2015: Inside the nominations announcement

On screen, Thursday's Oscar nominations played out as a brief, polished affair, airing for just a few moments before segueing into regularly scheduled programming with pundits hypothesizing about the potential winners of this year's 87th Academy Awards.

But inside the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood's highest-profile morning had started before midnight with setup, rehearsals and a lavish middle-of-the-night breakfast. The spread attracted a flurry of journalists and publicists who converged in Beverly Hills to hear this year's nominations in person.

Ahead of the festivities, organizers laid out a breakfast of turkey sausage, spinach and mushroom strata...

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