The Oscars are arguably the most sought-after honour in the Hollywood awards calendar. From the predictions to the nominations, Vogue delivers the definitive guide to the 2019 Academy Awards.
The Oscars 2019 marks the 91st edition of the biggest night in film. It follows a monumental year for the industry, which saw calls for action from a list of Hollywood attendees. This year’s Golden Globe and Academy Award ceremonies served as direct responses to the industry’s attitude towards women, with the Time’s Up campaign ruling both the red carpet and acceptance speeches.
Now, as we await the Oscars 2019, excitement is mounting and speculation is swirling. Who is nominated? Who will deliver the speech of the night? And will it be as hard hitting as Frances McDormand‘s “inclusion rider” reference this year?
You’ll have to stay tuned for definitive answers. Meanwhile, learn all there is is to know so far below.
Who is nominated at the Oscars 2019?
The Oscars 2019 nominations, announced on January 22, largely mirrored this year’s awards season. Roma and The Favourite lead the pack, with 10 nominations each and featuring in the major categories. Both are up for Best Picture, along with Green Book, Vice, A Star Is Born, Blackkklansman, Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody. The big acting prizes see 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) nominated, and 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) receiving Best Actor nods.Oscars 2018: The Moments You Might Have Missed
In the supporting categories, 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) will go head to head for Best Supporting Actress, while 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) are nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
For Best Original Song, “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns), “Shallow” (A Star Is Born), “All the Stars” (Black Panther), “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs) and “I’ll Fight” (RBG) are all nominees.
As with this year’s BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, there is a notable absence of women on the Best Director list. Alfonso Cuaron for Roma, Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman, Adam McKay for Vice, Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite, and Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War make up this year’s nominees.
Who is hosting the Oscars 2019?
Kevin Hart stepped down from the hosting position three days after it was announced that he would front the 2019 Oscars ceremony. In a post on Twitter the comedian addressed the controversy that had surrounded his selection, relating to homophobic tweets and comments in a stand-up routine from the past that had resurfaced.
“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.”
His announcement came hours after he appeared in a video on Instagram saying that, despite the Academy asking him to do so, he would not apologise for the comments. In his later tweet, however, Hart added: “I’m sorry that I hurt people. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love and appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”
Following Jimmy Kimmel’s two-year run in 2017 and 2018, the Oscars 2019will be the first in 30 years to be without a host. Relying more heavily on presenters, the line-up this year includes Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Lopez, Daniel Craig, Brie Larson, Charlize Theron, Awkwafina, Constance Wu, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Evans, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg and Tessa Thompson. The first set of presenters was released followed accusations from the Screen Actors Guild union, Sag-Aftra, of “extraordinary and unwarranted pressure” being put on their members to appear on stage at the Oscars and not at the SAG Awards before, reported The Guardian.
Who is performing at the Oscars 2019?
As is tradition, the nominees for Best Original Song will perform, including Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga who will team up once again for a rendition of “Shallow” from A Star Is Born. “I’m sure I’ll be terrified,” Cooper told E! News at the Directors Guild of America Awards. “I was like, ‘Why? I must have some sort of death wish!'”
When are the Oscars 2019 taking place?
The awards will take place on Sunday 24 February 2019, and will air live on The ABC Television Network.
Where are the Oscars 2019 hosted?
In keeping with over a decade’s tradition, the ceremony will be hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.