Hollywood’s biggest night of movie awards is just around the corner.
The 93rd Academy Awards are due to take place this month- here’s how you can watch them.
The 93rd annual Academy awards ceremony will be taking place in Los AngelesCredit: AFP
When are the Oscars 2021?
The Oscars take place on Sunday 25 April 2021 in Los Angeles, CA at 8pm Eastern Standard time.
This year’s ceremony is taking place later than the usual annual date due to a temporary change in the Oscars’ eligibility period, meaning the standard 31 December deadline has been extended to 28 February, allowing more films to qualify as nominees.
For viewers watching at home in the UK, the show will start in the early hours of Monday 26 April at 1am & ending around 5am.
The awards ceremony is taking place in two locations- Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and the Oscars’ usual home of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Celebrities in attendance will adhere to covid-19 safety guidelinesCredit: Getty
How can I watch the ceremony live?
The ceremony will be televised live on ABC at 8pm Eastern standard time & 5pm Pacific standard time.
Viewers overseas can tune into the 93rd Academy Awards show on the Sky Cinema Oscars channel, with coverage starting at 12.30am on Monday 26 April.
Who is nominated?
Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas announced the Academy Award nominations in a live presentation on Monday April 19, via global live stream.
Nominees for Best actor in a leading role include Steven Yeun (Minari), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank) & the late Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).
Riz Ahmed is also in the running for Best leading actor for his role in Sound of Metal, making him the first ever Muslim nominated for lead actor.
Carey Mulligan is nominated for her role in the comedy-thriller “Promising young woman”Credit: AP
Female leads in the running for Best actress include Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Andra Day (The United States V. Billie Holiday), Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a woman), Frances McDormand (Nomadland) & Carey Mulligan (Promising young woman).
Actors & actresses in the running for the best supporting role include Daniel Kaluuya, Sacha Baron Cohen, Glenn close, Amanda Seyfried, Lakeith Stanfield & Maria Bakalova.
The nominees for the most coveted award of the night, best picture, comprises of: The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal & The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Who is hosting?
The Oscars has had a long list of comedians guest hosting the even throughout the years.
But in 2019, the show went on without a host after Kevin Hart was forced to step down from his announced position after homophobic tweets he made in the past began to surface online.
Since then, a litany of different celebrities has hosted each respective category- a successful move that will be repeated this year.
Oscar producers promise a star-studded line up of celebrity hostsCredit: Getty
“There’s so much wattage here, sunglasses may be required,” the show’s producers said as they announced their star presenters for this year.
Some of the big names that have been announced include: Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Zendaya, Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston and Renee Zellweger.
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