On February 24th, one of the most popular award shows will take place. That’s right, The Oscars are on the horizon. Since the nominations were announced in January, social media has been buzzing with Oscars related news.
2019 will be the first time in thirty years without a host. In December, after a controversy of old Tweets surfaced, Host-to-be Kevin Hart decided to withdraw from this responsibility. Instead of a specific host emceeing the entire evening, ABC Entertainment decided to have different celebrities host and hand out awards. Some of the presenters include Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Ruldoph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, and Constance Wu.
“We want to give the public an opportunity to once again experience the moments that have moved us all. It is a celebration of our universal love of movies.” – Oscars 2019 producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss
Other than watching your favorite celebrities win awards, you get to watch some of them perform. This year some of the performances include Jennifer Hudson singing “I’ll Fight” from RBG, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga singing “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, and more.
The Oscars will be filled with many firsts this year. Black Panther’s Hannah Beachler is the first African-American to be nominated for Best Production Design. Lady Gaga was the first person to be nominated for both Best Lead Actress in A Star Is Born and Best Original Song for “Shallow.” Surprisingly, this is the first year that Spike Lee was nominated for Best Director. These are just a few of the many firsts happening this year.
The 2019 Oscars will take place Sunday, February 24th 8 pm EST on ABC. There is also the very important Red Carpet previewing before the actual award ceremony where audiences see all the style and fashion celebrities bring to the party!