The biggest night in cinema will reward the best performances of the year
Just after the start of each year, the finest talent in the movie business gathers to see who will be going home with a golden trophy to show off on their mantelpiece. The Oscars 2019 are just around the corner and look set to be another heated event. Here’s everything you need to know about the big night.
When is The Oscars 2019?
Hollywood will pull on its ritziest outfits and head down to the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, February 24. All the action kicks off at 5pm PT (1am GMT).
Who’s hosting this year’s ceremony?
Who knows. Kevin Hart was announced to be this year’s host but pulled out three days later after old homophobic tweets and comments from old stand-up routines had resurfaced following his confirmation. “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscars,” he tweeted of his decision. “This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists.”
Hart has discussed making a U-turn on his drop-out, but, ultimately, that hasn’t become a reality. The Academy is reportedly considering not having a host at all and, instead, opting for a series of hosts but time is running out for them to make a decision and begin the planning of the show and writing of the script.
Have the nominations been announced?
Yes, this year’s nominations were announced on January 22. Roma and The Favourite picked up the most nods with 10 apiece, while A Star Is Born (nine), and Vice (eight) followed behind.
Best Picture will be a battle between adored blockbusters and acclaimed Indies, including Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, Green Book, Roma, and The Favourite. The nominees for the main categories are as follows:
A Star Is Born
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice
Amy Adams, Vice
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Adam McKay, Vice
Will Best Popular Film be introduced this year?
No. The much-talked-about category has been postponed after its announcement was met with much backlash. The earliest it could be introduced now is 2020, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Who is performing at The Oscars 2019?
No performers have been confirmed at present but most, if not all, of the artists nominated for Best Original Song usually play. That means we could see Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper give a live version of ‘Shallow’, Kendrick Lamar and SZA doing Black Panther’s ‘All The Stars’, and more.
How can I watch The Oscars 2019?
If you’re in America, it will be broadcast live on ABC or on online services like Sling or YouTube TV. In the UK, Sky will be once again showing all the action as it happens – full details are yet to be confirmed.