The 2019 Oscars are almost here and right now I’ve got everything you need to know about Hollywood’s biggest night.
First up, all five Oscar-nominated songs will be performed on the show. And yes, that means some superstars will be taking the stage.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will perform their Oscar-nominated. And Grammy-winning hit Shallow live, Jennifer Hudson will take the stage with I’ll Fight from the documentary RBG and The Place Where Lost Things Go From Mary Poppins Returns will also be performed on the Oscar stage.
Since Emily Blunt wasn’t nominated for Best Actress, she isn’t expected to perform the song. Instead, the Academy is promising a special surprise guest.
Meanwhile, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will sing When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. And Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s hit song All the Stars from Black Panther will also be performed on the Oscar stage.
But it still hasn’t been confirmed just who will be performing it. Now this year the Oscars will be got host-less, marking the first time in 30 years that the Academy has put on the big show without an MC.
So you can expect a star-studded team of Oscar presenters to keep the show going. And there just might be an Avengers all-star reunion.
Word is that specific details are still being hammered out about just how the Avengers, who of course is played by Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle and more of our favs, will be incorporated into the 91st Oscars ceremony.
But the Academy has declined to comment. This year’s presenters that we do know for sure. Include Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, and Constance Wu.
Plus, last year’s big winners Frances McDormand, Allison Janney, Gary Oldman, and Sam Rockwell will also take part in this year’s ceremony. As far as the nominees go, Roma and The Favorite head into the Oscars with the most nominations, each pulling in 10 noms.
They’ll face-off in the Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture categories. Also in the Best Picture category, are the films Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, A Star Is Born and Vice.
The 91st Annual Academy Awards will air live February 24th on ABC at 8:00 p.m. eastern.