The Oscars is returning for its 91st edition and we’re already stockpiling popcorn and reserving the best seats in our houses for the glitzy spectacle. However as it always happens across the pond it’s hard for us to stay on top of all the constantly changing action spurred on by Hollywood’s most glamorous. So to keep you in the loop, we’re rolling the red carpet out and giving you a must-read guide for all the Oscars super fans amongst you… so, pretty much everyone!
The All Important Question – When ARE The Oscars?!
The 2019 awards will take place on the 24th February at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. However despite technology constantly advancing and playing a monumental part in our lives, we empathise with those struggling desperately to stream it to no avail! So, to keep abreast of the Oscars action get yourself tuned into Sky from 12am as the stars align on the red carpet. The awards then begin at 1:30am so you’ll have eaten enough popcorn to put you straight into a sleepy-eyed food coma. Keep an eye out on social media stories too; we’re sure channels like E! News and the celebs themselves will be posting stories galore, and the occasional Ellen DeGeneres selfie!
Who’s Been Nominated?
The nominations were announced on the 22nd of January and got the world talking. Whilst the list is pretty darn long, there are entries that people are clenching their teeth over in nervous anticipation. Roma and The Favourite are leading the way for best film, with 10 nominations each. They’re up for up for Best Picture, along with Green Book, Vice, A Star Is Born, Blackkklansman, Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody.
What About Best Actor And Actress?
The ladies: Olivia Colman (for The Favourite), Lady Gaga (for A Star Is Born), Melissa McCarthy (for Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Glenn Close (for The Wife) and Yalitza Aparicio (for Roma). The gents: Christian Bale (for Vice), Bradley Cooper (for A Star Is Born), Willem Dafoe (for At Eternity’s Gate), Rami Malek (for Bohemian Rhapsody) and Viggo Mortensen (for Green Book). We really can’t call it this year, can you?
And What About Supporting Actor And Actress?
The runners up (but not really because it’s still one of the most coveted awards in the world) will see Amy Adams (for Vice), Emma Stone (for The Favourite), Rachel Weisz (for The Favourite), Marina De Tavira (for Roma) and Regina King (for If Beale Street Could Talk) going head-to-head. And Mahershala Ali (for Green Book), Richard E Grant (for Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Adam Driver (for Blackkklansman), Sam Rockwell (for Vice) and Sam Elliott (for A Star Is Born) nominated for best actor. You can find the full list of Oscar 2019 Nominations here
Who’s The Host?
Well if you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ll know that Kevin Hart was hosting but is no longer. Hart stepped down after old tweets resurfaced with homophobic views expressed within. Of the matter, Hart said: ““I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscars,” he wrote. “This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists.” So now we turn to the replacement host who is in fact yet to be announced. Jimmy Kimmel has taken the stage for the past two years, but will he make it a hat-trick?
Are Us Brits Set To Scoop Up Any Awards?
Yes, is the fine and dandy answer! The Favourite’s Olivia Colman, Vice’s Christian Bale and Colman’s co-star Rachel Weisz are all Brit babes, and we’ve got our fingers strongly crossed in hope of their success.
Anyone Left Out?
Mary Queen of Scots was nominated just for hairstyling/makeup and costume design, raising an eyebrow or two. However the biggest shocker of the season was the omission of NASA-centered film First Man starring Ryan Gosling.
Well, we guess there’s nothing left to say but lights, camera, Jennifer Lawrence falling up the stairs! www.oscars.com
For those who never want the party to end, check out Elton John’s after party here