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Movie fans around the world will tune in to watch the 91st edition of the Academy Awards when it is televised from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 24, 2019 live on ABC in the US and on CTV in Canada.

Hosting the ceremony? It is still up up for grabs this year -- as Kevin Hart withdrew from hosting duties when a a series of homophobic tweets by the funnyman was discovered by Oscar fans who called him out on it.

But, as they say in Hollywood -- the show must go on!

And, as reported by Variety, the Oscar producers have decided that they will remain without a host this year. Instead, they will employ a handful of A-list Hollywood stars who will introduce different segments of the awards presentation as well as the evening's dance and comedy skits.

Official nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 8:30am ET.

Meanwhile, keep it here for more on the 2019 Oscars including who will host, scheduled presenters and performers, plus the ultimate announcement of winners on awards night!


2019 Oscar contenders

In 2019, leading contenders in the Oscar race are as powerful as they are diverse. For Best Picture, watch for nods almost certainly going to "A Star is Born", "Black Panther", "First Man", and Spike Lee's "BlackkKlansman".

Alfonso Cuarón's, "Roma" is also a standout not only for its personal narrative about Mexican family life, but for its lush black-and-white cinematography and the mere fact that its a foreign film in contention for Best Picture.

For Best Actress, Glenn Close for "The Wife" is almost surely a lock. Other top female contenders in the category include Lady Gaga in "A Star is Born", and Olivia Colman in "The Favourite".



2019 Best Picture contenders include from top left: "A Star is Born", "Black Panther",
"First Man", "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", "Roma", and "BlackkKlansman".


And, in one of the most competitive Best Actor races in years, include Christian Bale for his startling transformation in the Dick Cheney bio-pic, "Vice", along with a double-threat performance by Bradley Cooper as actor/director in "A Star is Born", joined by Ryan Gosling's performance as astronaut Neil Armstrong in "First Man", and Rami Malek for "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Just up ahead, check out the complete list of current Oscar winners, along with interesting facts & trivia on Hollywood's highest honor:


DID YOU KNOW? Oscar trivia & fun facts

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1989: worst Oscars ever.

• There's a reason that stars who accept the Oscar statue are surprised by its sheer weight, as each 24-karat gold-plated Oscar award stands 13.5 inches tall and weighs around 8 1/2 lbs., or about the equivalent of a gallon of milk.

• 1989 marked the the worst Oscars performance of all time. That year, unlucky aspiring actress Eileen Bowman appeared as Snow White to serenade stars such as Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, and Sigourney Weaver during the campy opener (with a young Rob Lowe later joining her.) And, if the look of horror on audience members' faces wasn't enough, The New York Times later declared the show had earned "a permanent place in the annals of Oscar embarrassments."

• In 1974, actor David Niven appeared to introduce the Best Picture nominees when a streaker stormed the stage and ran behind him. The witty British actor quickly remarked, "The only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping ... and showing his shortcomings.”

• After the Los Angeles Times leaked the complete winners list the night before, Hollywood stars such as Vivien Leigh (Best Actress for "Gone with Wind") arrived at the Oscars ceremony in 1940 already aware they'd won. Since then, Academy voting results have been a closely guarded secret.

• In 1994, Whoopi Goldberg became both the first female and first African-American Oscar host.

• Midnight Cowboy (1969) is the only X-rated film to win the Best Picture award.

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2018 Oscar Nominees & * Winners

Best Picture:

* “The Shape of Water”
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Darkest Hour”
“Dunkirk”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Lead Actor:

* Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Lead Actress:

* Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Supporting Actor:

* Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”

Supporting Actress:

* Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Director:

* “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro
“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson

Animated Feature:

* “Coco"
“The Boss Baby"
“The Breadwinner"
“Ferdinand"
“Loving Vincent"

Animated Short:

* “Dear Basketball"
“Garden Party"
“Lou"
“Negative Space"
“Revolting Rhymes"

Adapted Screenplay:

* “Call Me by Your Name"
“The Disaster Artist"
“Logan"
“Molly’s Game"
“Mudbound"

Original Screenplay:

* “Get Out"
“The Big Sick"
“Lady Bird"
“The Shape of Water"
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Cinematography:

* “Blade Runner 2049,” Roger Deakins
“Darkest Hour,” Bruno Delbonnel
“Dunkirk,” Hoyte van Hoytema
“Mudbound,” Rachel Morrison
“The Shape of Water,” Dan Laustsen

Best Documentary Feature:

* “Icarus"
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail"
“Faces Places"
“Last Men in Aleppo"
“Strong Island"

Best Documentary Short Subject:

* “Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405"
“Edith+Eddie"
“Heroin(e)"
“Knife Skills"
“Traffic Stop"

Best Live Action Short Film:

* “The Silent Child"
“DeKalb Elementary"
“The Eleven O’Clock"
“My Nephew Emmett"
“Watu Wote/All of Us"

Best Foreign Language Film:

* “A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)
“The Insult” (Lebanon)
“Loveless” (Russia)
“On Body and Soul (Hungary)
“The Square” (Sweden)

Film Editing:

* “Dunkirk"
“Baby Driver"
“I, Tonya"
“The Shape of Water"
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Sound Editing:

* “Dunkirk"
“Baby Driver"
“Blade Runner 2049"
“The Shape of Water"
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

Sound Mixing:

* “Dunkirk"
“Baby Driver"
“Blade Runner 2049"
“The Shape of Water"
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

Production Design:

* “The Shape of Water"
“Beauty and the Beast"
“Blade Runner 2049"
“Darkest Hour"
“Dunkirk"

Original Score:

* “The Shape of Water,” Alexandre Desplat
“Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer
“Phantom Thread,” Jonny Greenwood
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” John Williams
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Carter Burwell

Original Song:

* “Remember Me” from “Coco,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Mighty River” from “Mudbound,” Mary J. Blige
“Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name,” Sufjan Stevens
“Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall,” Diane Warren, Common
“This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

Makeup and Hair:

* “Darkest Hour" Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
“Victoria and Abdul" Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
“Wonder" Arjen Tuiten

Costume Design:

* “Phantom Thread,” Mark Bridges
“Beauty and the Beast,” Jacqueline Durran
“Darkest Hour,” Jacqueline Durran
“The Shape of Water,” Luis Sequeira
“Victoria and Abdul,” Consolata Boyle

Visual Effects:

* “Blade Runner 2049"
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
“Kong: Skull Island"
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
“War for the Planet of the Apes"

 

DID YOU KNOW? 2018 Oscar trivia & fun facts


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• At the age of 88, Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor to be nominated for an Oscar (with his Best Supporting Actor nod for "All the Money in the World"), surpassing Gloria Stuart who was nominated for her performance in Titanic at the age of 87.

• In a first ever for sci-fi films, "The Shape of Water" was named Best Picture.

• "Get Out" earned writer-director Jordan Peele a place in Oscar history as the first African-American ever to win Best Original Screenplay.

• Meryl Streep, with her 21st nomination (for Best Actress in "The Post"), broke her own record and is still the most nominated performer of all time.

• Mary J. Blige became the first person to be nominated for acting AND songwriting in the same year for her work in "Mighty River".

• Kobe Bryant is the first NBA player to win an Academy Award. It was for the five-minute animated short, "Dear Basketball".

 

More about the Oscars around the Web:


The Oscars
- The official site features the glitz, the glamour, and the movies, actors and actresses of the past, as well as Academy Award history and video clips, this year's Oscar fashion trends, with more news & features as Oscar night draws near.

Academy Awards - Wikipedia - Check out the whole story from its earliest days until the present including voting rules, what's in those gift bags, and more with photos and related resources.

The Academy Awards through the years - Check out his special feature from the Los Angeles Times with a year-by-year at the Oscars.


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