When is the 2019 Oscar nominations announcement?
Kicked off by the Golden Globes earlier this month, awards season is in full swing, with attention now shifting towards the 2019 Academy Awards.
This round of the Oscars marks the 91st anniversary of the awards show, and considering the nominees haven’t even been announced yet, it’s been quite controversial already.
Comedian Kevin Hart was initially confirmed to front this year’s Oscars, but that plan was exceedingly short-lived as he stepped down from the role in December following the reveal of controversial tweets from his past.
When are the Oscar nominations announced?
The Academy Award nominations are set to be announced on Tuesday 22 January 2019. Last year in 2018, the nominations were revealed on 23 January, with The Shape of Water going on to win Best Picture. Meanwhile Frances McDormand won Best Actress for her turn in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, and Gary Oldman won Best Actor for his role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
When will the event take place and how can you watch?
If you’re in the UK and hoping to watch the events unfold live then you will be staying up quite late as the 2019 Oscar will begin at 1am on Monday 25 February. It will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollwood, California.
Who are the current Oscars 2019 favourites?
For Best picture, the odds currently favour Roma at 7-4, and A Star is Born at 5-2 that they’ll win. A Star Is Born seems to be doing fairly well across the board, with 3-1 on Bradley Cooper to win Best Actor and 6-1 on him to win Best Director, and 7-2 on Lady Gaga to snap up Best Actress. But, despite the hype, they’re not the favourites to win in those categories.