Everything You Need To Know
After a turbulent year in Hollywood, all eyes are on the main event: the 90th Academy Awards. As the industry gears up to celebrate an extraordinary year in film, several questions are still to be answered. Will the ceremony’s usual party atmosphere be punctuated by something more sombre? Will attendees wear black, as they did at the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs? Will red-carpet interviewers finally be compelled to #AskHerMore?
When are the Oscars 2018?
This year, the biggest night in Hollywood will fall on March 4 2018, a week later than its usual February air date, in order to avoid a conflict with the Winter Olympics. Red-carpet coverage will start from 11pm GMT, while the ceremony will begin at 1am GMT.
Who are the Oscars 2018 nominees?
Guillermo del Toro’s beguiling fantasy The Shape of Water leads the pack with 13 nominations, while Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri follow with eight and seven nods, respectively. Whereas the Golden Globe nominations were met with disappointment at the lack of women directors, the 2018 Oscar nominations have been nothing short of historic. Greta Gerwig has been nominated for Best Director for the coming-of-age comedy Lady Bird, making her the fifth woman in history to be recognised in the category.
Also on the list is Jordan Peele, whose groundbreaking debut film Get Outmakes him the fifth African-American ever to be nominated for directing. The lyrical drama Mudbound matched Get Out with four nods, including one for its cinematographer Rachel Morrison, who is the first woman ever to be nominated in the category in the Academy’s 90-year-history. The film’s director Dee Rees became the second black woman to be nominated for screenwriting, while Mary J Blige is the first person ever to receive nominations for both an acting performance and an original song in the same year.
Elsewhere, there were firsts in the acting categories, with Timothée Chalamet and Daniel Kaluuya featuring on the Best Actor shortlist alongside industry veterans Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman and Denzel Washington. Another veteran, Meryl Streep, receives her 21st Oscar nomination this year for her role as publisher Katharine Graham in Steven Spielberg’s newsroom drama The Post. In the Best Actress category, she will go up against Frances McDormand, Sally Hawkins, Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan, who at just 23 has already received three nominations.
Where will the Oscars 2018 be held?
The 90th Academy Awards will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre, the legendary auditorium that has hosted the ceremony since 2001.
Where can I watch the Oscars 2018 in the UK?
The Oscars ceremony will be broadcast live on Sky Cinema, and will also be available to stream on Now TV. E! will host live red-carpet coverage in the run-up to the event.
Who is performing at the Oscars 2018?
Sufjan Stevens has confirmed that he will be performing at the 2018 Oscars ceremony. The American singer-songwriter is nominated in the Best Original Song category for ‘Mystery of Love’, one of two tracks he contributed to the soundtrack of Luca Guadagnino’s nostalgic love story Call Me By Your Name. Other performances will include Mary J Blige’s rendition of ‘Mighty River’ from Mudbound and Keala Settle singing ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman.
Who are the Oscars 2018 hosts?
Late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel will return as host for a second time. He confirmed the news on Jimmy Kimmel Live, adding, “I can’t wait to see which movie accidentally wins Best Picture this year.”
Who is predicted to win at the Oscars 2018?
As the Oscars ceremony approaches, the debate over who will take home the coveted statuettes is hotting up. Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman are considered the frontrunners in the lead acting categories, having swept the board so far this awards season. After Martin McDonagh’s exemption from the Best Director category, Guillermo del Toro is expected to take home the award, with The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri going head-to-head for Best Picture. But could Get Out steal an unexpected victory? Could Greta Gerwig snag the second ever Oscar for a female director? If last year’s mix-up between La La Land and Moonlight proves anything, it is that on Oscar night, anything could happen.