Who can be presenting?
Last yr’s performing winners — Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt and Renée Zellweger — in addition to Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Reese Witherspoon and Zendaya.
Are the Oscars the identical factor because the Academy Awards?
What must you look ahead to?
This yr may very well be the primary time all 4 performing classes are won by nominees of color. That’s what occurred on the SAG Awards this month, and Oscar voters have adopted swimsuit 5 of the final 10 years.
When it involves the movies themselves, David Fincher’s black-and-white Old Hollywood biopic, “Mank,” concerning the making of “Citizen Kane,” leads all movies with 10 nominations, together with greatest image and greatest director. But it’s a crowded race in second place, with six nominations every for “The Father,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Minari,” “Nomadland,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” — all of them up for greatest image, together with Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman.”
Who do we expect will win?
Our Projectionist columnist, Kyle Buchanan, has some guesses, however this yr could properly function numerous wild-card winners.
Chadwick Boseman, who died from colon cancer in August at age 43, seems to be to be a lock to take house one other posthumous greatest actor win for his closing movie position as a trumpeter in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” “Nomadland” has the within monitor for greatest image after victories on the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards (and greatest director wins for Chloé Zhao at every occasion), however a sleeper decide like “The Trial of the Chicago 7” or “Minari,” which was relegated to a best foreign language film win at the Globes, might shock us.