Published: Mon, January 13, 2020

Oscars to go hostless again in 2020

Oscars to go hostless again in 2020

Who celebrates the Oscar in the morning?

Fortunately, there is no shortage of drama this Oscar year.

Beyoncé will likely add an Oscar nomination for her "Lion King" song in her many honors.

Another major player this year at Oscars will be OTT giant Netflix which is gunning to take the top awards with two of its films- "The Irishman" and "Marriage Story".

It's that time of the year!

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences select anywhere from five to 10 nominees for best picture, depending on how many first-placed votes a film gets.

Non-white stars such as Lupita Nyong'o, Cynthia Erivo and Awkwafina could feature alongside best actress frontrunners Renee Zellweger and Charlize Theron, he predicted, while Eddie Murphy is in the running for best actor. Yet more, that the academy has been poised to exclude girls from the leading race. "In Hollywood", "1917", "The Irishman" and "Parasite" are expected to lead nominations.

Voting for Oscar nominees ended last Tuesday, two days after the Golden Globes, meaning success there could have provided a late bump for borderline candidates. Meanwhile, Joaquin Phoenix ("Joker") and Adam Driver ("Marriage Story") are the odds-on favorites among lead actors. Now, the Oscar nominations 2020 are going to be announced in LA from 05:18 local time (13:18 GMT). American Factory, the first release from Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground, is likely to be among the documentary nominees. It has fetched the Joon-ho the best director award at Sunday's Critics' Choice Awards and best foreign film award at the Golden Globes 2020. But the latter also brought criticism of the juries who decide upon the nominations, after no people of colour were nominated across all four Bafta acting categories and no women directors received recognition. Both "Ford v Ferrari" and "Jojo Rabbit" (published by Fox Searchlight) will compete in the top categories.

Once this year's nominees are revealed, members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will cast their ballots from January 30 through February 4.

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