Academy Awards winners Alfonso Cuarón, Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins are all back in the running for Oscars this awards season.
Now that the Oscar nominations are in, the 2019 awards season has come into focus. The Academy has moved away from the mainstream over the last few years, awarding Best Picture to the low-budget “Moonlight” followed by the fantasy film “The Shape of Water,” which bodes well for an eclectic group of contenders. But this year the studios are back in the race, led by Warner Bros.’ redo “A Star is Born” and Universal’s “Green Book.”
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While the first quarter of 2018 quietly launched a handful of potential Oscar players, the record-breaking “Black Panther” re-entered the conversation, as “Get Out” did last year, and rode its critical and commercial success all the way to six Oscar nominations; so did Spike Lee’s Cannes hit “BlackKklansman,” which could make him the first black filmmaker to win Best Director.
Every year, the majority of the year’s biggest Oscar contenders debut in the fall. Academy Award winners Alfonso Cuarón, Barry Jenkins, and Damien Chazelle all dropped new projects on the festival circuit, along with Peter Farrelly, Adam McKay, Yorgos Lanthimos, Bradley Cooper, Marielle Heller, and more.
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LOS ANGELES — The Oscars are just around the corner, and we finally found out who’s nominated!
FULL LIST: 2019 Oscar nominations
When are the Oscars?
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, and will air live on ABC.
As in years past, the ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.
Who is hosting the Oscars?
There will be no host this year, according to a Variety report.
Kevin Hart was initially announced as the show’s host in early December, though he dropped out following online backlash against years-old homophobic tweets. After speculation that he might reconsider, Hart appeared on Good Morning America to say definitively that he would not be hosting and that he is done talking about the controversy.
Who are the nominees?
See the full list of nominees here.
Among the notable nominees are Netflix’s art piece Roma, which walked away with 10 nods. This was tied for the most with witty British comedy The Favourite. Black Panther, the most popular film at the box office in 2018, became the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture.
Among the snubs was Bradley Cooper, who did not get nominated for his directorial debut, A Star Is Born, even though he was considered a strong directing contender.