It is going to be a star-studded weekend all thanks to the Oscars 2019. The 91st Academy Awards takes place on February 24, Sunday, this year. Which means, the Indian audience will watch the Oscars 2019 on the morning of February 25. Like every year, Oscars 2019 will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Oscars this year has had its share of drama. Starting off with the Oscars 2019 host to the criticism it received for nominating Black Panther for Best Picture category, the Academy has faced it all. Without much further ado, here’s everything you need to know about Oscars 2019.
Oscars 2019 nominations:
The Oscar nominations features some of the best movies, actors and actresses this year. Best Picture category features Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born and Vice. Best Actor nominations includes Christian Bale (Vice), Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book). Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), Glenn Close (The Wife), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) are nominated for Best Actress award.
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman), Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) and Adam McKay (Vice) are up for Best Director. Actress in a Supporting Role nominations include Amy Adams (Vice), Marina De Tavira (Roma), Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk), Emma Stone (The Favourite) and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) whereas Actor in a Supporting Role nominations include Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman), Sam Elliott (A Star is Born), Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Sam Rockwell (Vice).
Check out the complete list of nominations here.
Oscars 2019 host:
The Academy has decided to go ahead without an Oscars host this year. For those unaware, The Academy had finalised on Kevin Hart to host the Oscars 2019. However, some of Kevin’s old inappropriate tweets surfaced which led to the actor stepping down from the Oscar host duty. This led to the Oscars deciding to not have a host altogether.
Oscars 2019 presenters:
The Oscars this year is expected to be a Marvel studded show with the award committee trying its best to reassemble the Avengers to present various awards through the show. As of now, Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson are the only confirmed names from MCU. Aquaman star Jason Momoa and X-Men star James McAvoy are also expected to hand over an Oscar. Other celebrities on board include Fast and Furious 8 star Charlize Theron, Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, Crazy Rich Asians stars Awkwafina, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, James Bond star Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Lopez, Laura Dern, Maya Rudolph, Angela Bassett, Amandla Stenberg, Melissa McCarthy, Sarah Paulson and Tessa Thompson.
Oscars 2019 performances:
The Academy has lined up a set from Queen with Adam Lambert, a performance by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper on Shallow from A Star Is Born, Jennifer Hudson will perform I’ll Fight from RBG, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings are set to perform When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Bette Midler will perform The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns.
Oscar 2019 date and time:
Oscars 2019 will be held on February 24. The ceremony starts at 9/8c on ABC. Indian audience can catch all the updates from Oscars starting at 6:30 am, February 25.
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