91st Academy Awards | Oscars 2019

Preparations for the 2019 Oscars, arguably one of the most prestigious ceremonies on the awards calendar, have officially begun. With a date, location and host having been announced, the time to start taking note of the evening’s festivities is now.

The 2018 Academy Awards saw Frances McDormand give a groundbreaking Best Actress acceptance speech, the likes of Emma Watson, Octavia Spencer and Sandra Bullock champion the Time’s Up movement, and Jennifer Lawrence remind us just how much we love her when she climbed over theater seats with a glass of wine in hand. As such, we have no doubt the 2019 Oscars will once again never fail to impress.

From who we anticipate to walk the famous red carpet of the event’s 91st edition, to the stars who are nominated for one of Hollywood’s highest honours—the following guide details it all.

What are the Oscars?

The Oscars, which are formally known as the Academy Awards, are an annual ceremony that seek to recognise individual and collaborative efforts and accomplishments of those within the film industry for their work on motion pictures that were released in the previous calendar year. Each year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award 24 trophies to just one winner among the annual list of nominees in each category.

When will the 2019 Oscars take place?

The 2019 Academy Awards are scheduled to take place on February 24, 2019.

Where will the 2019 Oscars take place? 

The 2019 Oscars will be held at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, the same location it has been hosted at since 2002.

Who will be attending the 2019 Oscars?

The annual event hosts an average of 3,400 guests per year, many of which just so happen to be some of our favorite Hollywood stars. Given that Beautiful BoyWildlifeFirst Man and Widows are tipped for Oscar nominations, it’s likely the film’s stars—think Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, TimothéeChalamet and Steve Carell—will be in attendance. As for who will walk the red carpet, only time will tell.

Who will host the 2019 Oscars?

Comedian Kevin Hart was originally announced as the host for the 2019 ceremony, but stepped down from the position after homophobic tweets of his surfaced just following the news.

Taking to Instagram to reveal his decision, Hart wrote, “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s. This is 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 LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past. I’m sorry that I hurt people.” Hart had previously refused to apologies for the tweets, and it was only until the Academy gave him an ultimatum of apologizing or stepping down that he did both.

While both the 2017 and 2018 Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Academy has confirmed that the 2019 ceremony will go ahead without a host. According to multiple sources, each segment will be introduced by various celebrities as opposed to one single individual. Dwayne Johnson has also since revealed that he was the Academy's first choice to host the show, but had to turn down the offer due to scheduling conflicts.

The news comes after Hart confirmed on Good Morning America in early January that he will not be hosting, amid rumors the Academy was planning to welcome him back. As for whether or not he is open to hosting in the future he said, “It’s hard to predict what can happen.”

How can I watch the 2019 Oscars?

This year the ceremony will be live streamed, which is a first for the Oscars.

With the help of partners at ABC, Oscars also will stream these four award presentations online for global fans to enjoy, live, along with our audience.Fans will be able to watch on Oscar.com and on the Academy’s social channels. The live stream is a first time for the show, and will help further awareness and promotion of these award categories.

Four awards, including those for cinematography, film editing, make-up and hair styling and live-action short, were recently revealed to be planned for presentation during the commercial breaks of the telecast.

How can you get tickets/be invited to the 2019 Oscars?

Invites are reserved for award nominees and their guests, together with members of the media, journalists and industry names. The good news is that yes, you can purchase tickets to the Oscars. However, the bad news is that they are extremely exclusive and generally reserved for the guests of those invited.

How many films are competing for an Oscar in 2019?

While 341 films were eligible to compete for an Oscar in 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that a total of 347 are eligible to compete for a 2019 Academy Award. From big studio films to smaller indie projects, there are plethoras of movies that may just take home one of the industry's highest honours. 

How are the Oscar winners selected?

Hollywood’s most talented are nominated by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, before accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers tallies the votes.

Who will be presenting at the 2019 Oscars?

Breaking from tradition, the 2019 award ceremony will not have a host, but instead see multiple presenters take to the stage throughout the course of the evening.

However, instead of enlisting the help of the previous year’s winners alone, the Academy has asked the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tessa Thompson, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Brie Larson, Whoopi Goldberg, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Constance Wu and Awkwafina to take to the stage to introduce the ceremony’s various segments and present the evening’s winners with their trophies.

These stars will be joined by all four of the 2018 ceremony's Oscar-winning actors including Gary Oldman, Allison Janney, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, together with Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson. 

Who will be performing at the 2019 Oscars?

The 2019 Oscars will see Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga perform Shallow, Kendrick Lamar and SZA sing All the Stars from Marvel’s Black Panther and Jennifer Hudson take to the stage with I’ll Fight from RBG.

It has also been revealed that the song The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins will be sung, however surprise special guest Bette Midler will step in for Emily Blunt. “I’m sure I’ll be terrified,” Cooper told E! News of his upcoming performance.

While the songs in the movie were actually performed and filmed at real concerts, and the actor recently surprised Gaga fans when he joined the artist on stage to perform Shallow at her Las Vegas concert, it would seem even he is intimidated by the star power the Oscars is known to rally in its audience.

Who are the 2019 Oscar nominees?

The nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards, which are set to honour the accomplishments of actors and films from 2018, were announced on January 22, 2019. While the likes of Lady Gaga, Olivia Coleman and Emma Stone are in the running for an Oscar, this year’s most surprising snubs include Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and TimothéeChalamet.

Here is the full list of Oscar Nomination 2019 –

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Vice
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, TheFavourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots

Best Sound Mixing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
A Star Is Born

Best Sound Editing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
A Quiet Place

Best Animated Short

Animal Behaviour
Late Afternoon
One Small Step

Best Live Action Short


Best Original Score

Black Panther
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Film Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody
Green Book

Best Foreign Language Film

Cold War
Never Look Away

Best Documentary Short

Black Sheep
End Game
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence.

Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons

Best Production Design

Black Panther
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Cinematography

Cold War
Never Look Away
A Star Is Born

Best Visual Effects
Avengers: Infinity War
Christopher Robin
First Man
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mary Queen of Scots

Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
Best Original Song

"All the Stars," Black Panther
"I'll Fight," RBG
"The Place Where Lost Things Go," Mary Poppins Returns
"Shallow," A Star Is Born
"When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings," The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Original Screenplay

First Reformed
Green Book

Best Actor

Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity's Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Best Actress

YalitzaAparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Director

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
PawelPawlikowski, Cold War
YorgosLanthimos, The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Adam McKay, Vice

Best Picture

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
Green Book
A Star Is Born

Therefore, with all this excitement, and so many awards to be given I am high as F**K to see who gets this year’s Oscars. Most of all who wins the best picture of the year. As a marvel fan, I support Black Panther to win at least a one Oscar and break the record of first ever Oscar win for Marvel. However, for the best movie off the year I support Roma and Vice.

So whom do you support this year? Let us know in the comment section and let’s discuss more as it will be more fun to discuss about this.

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