It is the brightest night of the year, where Hollywood legends and bright young things compete for the most coveted award of the film industry: the iconic gold statuette.
Here you have everything you need to know about the delivery ceremony this year.
When are the Oscars?
The Oscar of 2019 will be held Sunday February 24, 2019
Who are the nominees for Oscar 2019?
Rome of Alfonso Cuaron: Netflix semi-autobiographical drama about a young housewife working for a wealthy family in the 70s Mexico – and Yorgos Lanthimos & The Favorite (a fiction drama about Queen Anne's relationship with her helpers) lead the pack in 2019. Each has 10 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress (x2 in the case of The Favorite, for Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone). Born Star and Vice are also prominent, with eight names separately (both are in the best image).
Elsewhere, Black Panther won a historic nomination for the Best Picture (it is the first superhero movie ever included in the category), and the debutants Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born ) and Yalitza Aparicio (Rome) indicated their first film roles. I Christian Bale, who He won the Gongs for Best Actor in the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards for his performance by former American Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice, has also been nominated, with Best Actress also contended for Glenn Close, Olivia Colman and Regina King are all in operation as Best Actress.
However, although the Academy has made efforts to diversify its member base in recent years, the category of Best Director remains male, with Josie Rourke (Queen Mary of the Scots) and Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Both losing Spike Lee (BlackkKlansman), Pavel Pawlikowski (Cold War), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favorite), Alfonso Cuaron (Rome) and Adam McKay (Vice).
Who else broke the Oscar nominations?
While Bradley Cooper has been nominated to another place because A Star is Born, he could forgive him for feeling offended that he was lost in the category of Best Director. Rob Lowe surely believes he deserved …
Bradley Cooper was stolen for the best director. Clearly
– Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 22, 2019
The British bio-drama Mary Queen of Scotts was also surprisingly absent from all the main categories, including active short films that diverted 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 ignored, much to the misfortune of their followers.
The most horrific spell in the morning surely is Ethan Hawke in the Best Actor. It's the biggest sweep of an actor through the critics' awards that I can remember having lost the Oscars from Peter Sarsgaard on Shattered Glass in 2003.
– Nathaniel Rogers (@nathanielr) January 22, 2019
Where are the Oscars?
This year's Academy Awards will be held again at the Dolby Theater, before the Kodak Theater, at Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
How can I watch the Oscars in the UK?
If you are in the United Kingdom, the ceremony will be issued by Sky with full broadcast details yet to be announced. For American viewers, the ceremony is generally broadcast on ABC.
The arrivals of the red carpet will begin to begin 12 hours in the United Kingdom, with the starting ceremony 1.30 hours.
Why is Kevin Hart not hosting the Oscars?
Kevin Hart resigned as an Oscar host after a reaction against his previous comments and homophobic tweets.
"I have chosen to stop receiving Oscars this year," he said in a post on Twitter.
"This is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that must be celebrated by so many incredible talented artists. I honestly apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.
"I'm sorry to have hurt people. I'm evolving and I want to continue doing it. My goal is to bring people together and not separate ourselves. Very much love and thanks to the Academy. I hope we meet again."
I have chosen to leave this year's Oscar … this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that many talented artists have to celebrate. Honestly, I apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.
– Kevin Hart (@ KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
I am sorry to have hurt people … I am evolving and I want to continue doing it. My goal is to bring people together and not separate ourselves. Very much love and thanks to the Academy. I hope we meet again.
– Kevin Hart (@ KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
How do the Oscars work without a host?
It is still unclear how the show will be without a host, and it will be the first time in 30 years that the Academy has decided to continue without a MC.
Done with The Hollywood Reporter, Producers of the show are struggling to gather the cast of vengeurs (including Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans) and other famous characters to add a little more to the broadcast and overcome the gap between the different awards and musical segments.
Gold Balloons, before the first Ricky Gervais getaway in 2009, were traditionally carried out without a host, and they ended well, so the Oscars would have to get this period of fools mad crazy
I do not know about you, but I'm very excited to see how Hulk looks like a tux.
Who are the Oscar favorites?
If there is a world in which Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Shallow Do not win the best original song, I do not want to live in it. This seems a bit dull, but there are probably no bets for categories outside of the four big ones (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture, and Best Director).
Green Book has become the favorite to win the Best Film, after picking up the Prize for the Guild of the Producer in January. 8 of the last 10 films to win the Best Picture have won in the PGAs in the first phase …
Alfonso Cuaron leads the race to the Best Director after collecting the prize both in the Golden Globes and in the Critics' Choice Awards.
Since his victory in the Golden Globes, Rami Malek has rejected the best Oscar of Actors for his perfect performance of Freddie Mercury, although the interpretation by Christian Cheney of Dick Bale will give him a career for your money
Glenn Close, winner of the Globes and linked to Lady Gaga at Critics' Choice Awards, hopes to bring home the award for Best Actress, but Olivia Colman's return to The Favorite has also Been popular among the prizes bodies so far.
Is there a category for Best Oscar?
In August of 2018, The Academy announced that it was planning to introduce a category of "best popular film" to the awards competition, to highlight the successes of genre films and blockbusters with the least probability of Make the best category of images, such as Marvel Black Panther and Mamma Mia! Here we go again.
However, once the decision was unpopular, they changed their minds and were vetoed by the board of directors of the organization.
However, they added that they could return to the idea in the future.
Will the Oscars have a special prize this year?
You have not yet announced any special awards for the ceremony this year.
In previous occasions, the Academy has delivered a Special Prize for Success to filmmakers who make an "exceptional contribution" to the movies.
In 1995, John Lasseter of Pixar won for his part making Toy Story the first feature film animation film. In 2017, Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant, Birdman) won for his short virtual reality, Flesh and Sand.
Who won the most important awards in the Oscars of last year?
The realistic magical romance by Guillermo del Toro The shape of the water He was the winner of the Academy Awards last year, making four of his 13 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Film and Best Production Design.
Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell He won in the category of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor for Three posters outside of Ebbing, Missouri, while Gary Oldman (The Darkest Hour) i Allison Janney (I, Tonya) won the remaining gongs.
In another part, Jordan Peele He won the Best Original Screenplay for To go out, i Pixar Coconut He won the best animated film.
Who are the presenters of the 2019 Oscars?
Although the presenter has not yet been announced, we know that, in the Oscar tradition, the winners of the active awards last year will once again present the awards to their opposing numbers.
This means Gary Oldman will present the prize to the Best Actress, i Frances McDormand will present the prize for Best Actor with Allison Janney i Sam Rockwell due to presenting the categories of support.
The rest, however, is a mystery …
Who votes for the Oscars?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is made up of around 7,000 film professionals from around the world. In 2014, in the saga #OscarsSoWhite, it was revealed that 94% of the voters were white and 76% were men.
Former President Cheryl Boone-Isaacs adopted measures to change this in 2016, initiating an initiative to double the number of various members by 2020.
In June of the past year, it hosted 928 new members, as part of that. These include 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 very protected secret for some time, but it seems that it is changing …
What happened in the 2019 awards season so far?
Rhapsody Bohemian He was the winner of a Golden Globe (after having received the majority of critics' mixed reviews but was a success with his audience), bringing the award home to the best movie, with lead Rami Malek also collecting the prize for Best Actor.
Although the Balloons are voted for only 65 journalists from the mysterious Hollywood Press Association, it still tends to have side effects for the Academy Awards (the Oscars' vote was opened next to the Academy Awards Globe) and the Queen The biopic could be a bigger player this year, than the interview critics we had waited for.
We have also seen a certain consistency in the categories of performance in the two great ceremonies that have been held to date (the Balloons and the Critics Prizes): Christian Bale, Glenn Close (despite linking with Gaga to the CCA) i Regina King won in both. Mahershala Ali He was nominated for the Globe and won at the CEC.
RomeIt has also been favored by the two committees of prizes. He won the best film and best director of the CECs, and the best foreign language film and best director of the Globes.
And British Olivia Colman has also won both the Balloons and the CECs and picked up a nomination for Bafta, along with co-protagonists Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
Read on for our full evaluation of this year's candidates