The 91st Academy Awards, presented by the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2018. The ceremony will be held on February 24, 2019 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles. , California. AMPAS will present the Academy Awards (commonly called Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony will be televised in the United States by American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and produced by Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss, with Weiss as director. It will be the first ceremony in three decades, since the 61st edition of the Academy Awards in 1989, to be held without a host.
In related events, the Academy held its tenth annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 18, 2018.
It’s the entertainment industry’s biggest and glitziest night of the year, attracting everyone who’s anyone – from Hollywood legends to bright young things – with everyone waiting on who will win film’s most coveted prizes: the iconic golden Academy Awards statuettes.
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Oscars red carpet and awards ceremony.
The 2019 Oscar ceremony will be held on Sunday 24th February 2019.
Who are the 2019 Oscar nominees?
Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma – Netflix’s semi-autobiographical drama about a young housekeeper working for a wealthy family in 1970s Mexico – and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite (a fictionalised period drama about Queen Anne’s relationship with her aides) lead the pack in 2019. Each have 10 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress (x2 in the case of The Favourite, for Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone). A Star is Born and Vice are also rather prominent, with eight noms apiece (both are also up for best picture).
Elsewhere, Black Panther earned an historic nomination for Best Picture (it’s the first superhero movie to ever be included in the category), and debutants Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) and Yalitza Aparicio (Roma) scored nods on their first ever film roles. And Christian Bale, who won Best Actor gongs at the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards for his portrayal of former US vice president Dick Cheney in Vice – has also been nominated, with Best Actress also contested by Glenn Close, Olivia Colman and Regina King are all in the running for Best Actress.
Check out the full list of Oscars 2019 nominations
However, though the Academy has made efforts to diversify its member base in recent years, the Best Director category remains all-male, with Josie Rourke (Mary Queen of Scots) and Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) both losing out to Spike Lee (BlackkKlansman), Pavel Pawlikowski (Cold War), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) and Adam McKay (Vice).
You can see most of the Oscar nominees, including Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close and Spike Lee, gathered in this photo at the annual luncheon
Oscars 2019 start
This year the Oscars take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 24. The whole event starts at 5 p.m. PT.
Of course, if you’re interested in the dresses, the pre-event interviews and all the red carpet watching, you’ll want to start watching at around 90 minutes before at around 3:30 p.m. PT.