It's the brightest night of the year, where Hollywood legends and bright youngsters vie for the film's most coveted award – the iconic golden statuette.
Here is everything you need to know about this year's awards ceremony.
When's the Oscar coming?
The 2019 Academy Awards ceremony will be held in Sunday February 24, 2019
Who are the nominees for the 2019 Oscar?
Rome by Alfonso Cuaron – The semi-autobiographical drama of Netflix about a young maid who works for a wealthy family in the 1970s in Mexico – and Yorgos Lanthimos & The Favorite (a period drama about Queen Anne's relationship with her advisors) lead the group in 2019. Each has 10 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress ( x2 for The Favorite, for Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone). Star is Born and Vice are also quite prominent, with eight nomos each (both are also in the best position).
Elsewhere, Black Panther received a historical nomination for Best Picture (it is the first superhero film to be included in the category), and debutants Lady Gaga (Star Birth) and Yalitza Aparicio (Rome) marked the first roles in movie theater. . And Christian Bale, who won Gongs for Best Actor in the Golden Globe and the Critics Choice Awards for his portrayal of former Vice American Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice – was also nominated, with Best Actress also challenged by Glenn Close, Olivia Colman and Regina King are in the race for Best Actress.
However, while the Academy has made efforts to diversify its membership base in recent years, the category of Best Director remains male, with Josie Rourke (Queen Mary of Scotland) and Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) Losing to Spike Lee (BlackkKlansman), Pavel Pawlikowski (Cold War), Yorgos Lanthimos (O Favorito), Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) and Adam McKay (Vice).
Who else was scorned for Oscar nominations?
While Bradley Cooper has been nominated elsewhere for A Star is Born, you could forgive him for being offended for being left out in the Best Director category. Rob Lowe certainly thinks he deserved it …
Bradley Cooper was stolen by Best Director. Clearly.
– Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 22, 2019
British bio-drama Mary Queen of Scotts was also surprisingly absent from all major categories, including acting shortlists that disdained Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan.
In addition, Timothée Chalamet (My Beautiful Boy), Claire Foy (First Man), Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) and Toni Collette (Hereditary) were all neglected, much to the chagrin of their fans.
The most terrible contempt of the morning is certainly Ethan Hawke in Best Actor. It is the biggest hit of an actor among the critics awards that I remember losing the Oscar since Peter Sarsgaard in Shattered Glass in 2003.
– Nathaniel Rogers (@nathanielr) January 22, 2019
Where are the Oscars?
This year's Oscar will again be held at the Dolby Theater, formerly at the Kodak Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
How can I attend the Oscars in the UK?
If you are in the UK, the ceremony will be displayed Sky with full details of broadcast yet to be announced. For US viewers, the ceremony usually airs on ABC.
The arrivals of the red carpet are set to begin around 12:00 UK time, with the ceremony beginning in 01:30 p.m..
Why is Kevin Hart not the Oscar host?
Kevin Hart has stepped down as Oscar presenter after a reaction on his comments and previous homophobic tweets.
"I made the choice to leave this year's Oscars," he said in a Twitter post.
"That's because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBT community for my insensitive words from my past.
"I'm sorry that I hurt people.I'm evolving and I want to continue to do this.My goal is to unite people and not separate us.Much love and appreciation for the Academy.I hope we can meet again.
I made the choice to resign from hosting this year's Oscars …. this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many incredible talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBT community for my insensitive words from my past.
– Kevin Hart (@ KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
I'm sorry for hurting people. I'm evolving and I want to continue to do that. My goal is to unite people and not separate us. Much love and appreciation for the Academy. I hope we can meet again.
– Kevin Hart (@ KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
How will the Oscars work without a host?
It remains unclear what form the show will be without a host – and it will be the first time in 30 years that the Academy has decided to go ahead without an MC.
According The Hollywood Reporter, the producers of the show are struggling to reunite the cast of Avengers (including Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans) and other renowned celebrities to add some fascination to the broadcast and bridge the gap between the various awards and segments.
The Golden Globe, before the first disarmament of Ricky Gervais in 2009, traditionally happened without a host, and went well, so the Oscar must go through this strident and uncertain period.
I do not know about you, but I'm really excited to see how the Hulk looks in a tuxedo.
Who are Oscar favorites?
If there is a world where Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Shallow does not win Best Original Song, I do not want to live in it. This seems like a valid proof, but no bettor will likely place bets on categories outside the big four (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture and Best Director).
The Green Book has emerged as the favorite to win the Best Picture award after receiving the award at the Producer's Guild Awards in January. 8 of the last 10 Best Film winning films won in the PGAs in …
Alfonso Cuaron is currently leading the race for Best Director after receiving the Golden Globe Award and the Critic's Choice Awards.
Fresh from his Golden Globe win, Rami Malek was widely tipped to win the Oscar for Best Actor for his perfect portrayal of Freddie Mercury, though Dick Cheney's interpretation of Christian Bale gives him a chance for his money.
Glenn Close, who won the Globes and drew with Lady Gaga at the Critics' Choice Awards, is expected to bring home the Best Actress award – but Olivia Colman's turn in The Favorite has also been popular among the organ awards so far .
Will there be a category of Best People Oscar Film?
In August 2018, the Academy announced that it planned to introduce the category "best popular film" at the awards to highlight the achievements of genre films and blockbusters less likely to make the best category of images, such as Black Panther and Mamma Mia from Marvel! Here we go again.
However, after the decision turned out to be unpopular, they changed their minds and she was vetoed by the board of governors of the organization.
They added, however, that they can come back to the idea in the future.
Will the Oscars have a special award this year?
No special awards were announced for this year's ceremony yet.
On certain occasions in the past, the Academy has awarded a Special Achievement Award to filmmakers who make an "exceptional contribution" to the cinema.
In 1995, John Lasseter of Pixar won for his part in making Toy Story the first animated feature film. In 2017, Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant, Birdman) won for his short virtual reality, Flesh and Sand.
Who won the top prizes at last year's Oscars?
Realistic Magical Romance by Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water was the big Oscar winner last year, converting four of his 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design.
Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell won in the categories Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor for Three billboards outside ebbing, missouri, While Gary Oldman (The Darkest Hour) and Allison Janney (Me, Tonya) won the remaining gong actors.
Somewhere else, Jordan Peele won Best Original Screenplay for Skirtand Pixar's Coco won Best Animated Feature.
Who are the 2019 Oscar presenters?
Although the list of presenters has yet to be announced, we know that in the Oscar tradition, winners of last year's acting awards must return to present the awards to their peers.
That means Gary Oldman will present the award for Best Actress, and Frances McDormand will present the award for Best Actor, with Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell due to presenting the categories of support.
The rest, however, is a mystery …
Who votes at the Oscars?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is comprised of nearly 7,000 film professionals from around the world. In 2014, amid the #OscarsSoWhite saga, it was revealed that 94% of voters were white and 76% were men.
Former President Cheryl Boone-Isaacs has taken steps to change that in 2016, launching an initiative to double the number of members by 2020.
In June of last year, it received 928 new members as part of that. These included Kendrick Lamar, Tiffany Haddish, Dave Chappelle, Mindy Kaling, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani, Wendell Pierce, Gina Rodriguez, Sarah Silverman, J. K. Rowling, Questlove and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The general population of the Academy has been a closely guarded secret for some time, but this seems to be changing …
What happened so far in the 2019 awards season?
Bohemian Rhapsody was the surprise winner at the Golden Globe (after receiving mixed criticism from critics but proved to be a success with his audience), taking home the award for Best Picture with Lead Rami Malek also receiving the award for Best Actor.
Although Globe is voted by only 65 journalists from the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press Association, it still tends to have a side effect at the Oscars (the Oscar vote was opened the day after the Globe was held), and the Queen. The biopic may well be a bigger actor this year than the smarter critics among us expected.
We have also seen some consistency in the performance categories in the two major ceremonies held so far (the Globes and the Critics Choice Awards): Christian Bale, Glenn Close (although tie with Gaga in the CCAs) and Regina King won both. Mahershala Ali was nominated in the Globes and won in the CCAs.
Pomegranatewas also favored by both awards committees. Won best film and best director in the CCAs, and best foreign language film and best director of Globes.
And the British Olivia Colman also won in the Globes and the CCAs and was nominated to Bafta along with her colleagues Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
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