Oscars 2019: 5 Most Important Academy Awards Questions Answered

While February is filled with all of the best award ceremonies, excitement rises and anticipation builds for one of the most prestigious nights in film: The Oscars.  For stars, winning an Oscar is the peak of their accomplishments, after all, this award is one of the most sought after awards in Hollywood.  This year marks the 91st Academy Awards ceremony and we have everything you need to know to prepare for the big night.

Oscars 2019 Viewing Ddetails:

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Dolby Theatre in Hollywood
TV Channel: ABC
Host: N/A

Who’s hosting the 2019 Oscars?


For the first time in 30 years, the Oscars will have no host. Originally, Kevin Hart was selected to host the 2019 award ceremony but Hart stepped down just three days after it was announced. Around the time that he was selected as host, homophobic tweets and comments from a stand-up routine from his past had resurfaced, causing a lot of controversy and backlash. The Academy asked Hart to publically apologize for the tweets and insensitive comments but he declined. He had already addressed these tweets before and apologized for his wrong-doings, so ultimately he made the decision to step down as host because he didn’t want this controversy to take away from an important night for a lot of talented artists.

While the show must go on, despite the fact that there will be no host at this year’s Oscars, the night will rely on a star-studded list of presenters to keep the night moving smoothly. Some of the presents include Jennifer Lopez, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and many more.

Who’s nominated at the 2019 Oscars?


On January 22nd, the complete list of nominees was announced and not to our surprise, this year’s Oscars will mirror a lot of what we have seen at previous award shows this year like The Golden Globes or the Grammys. For this prestigious night, Roma and The Favourite are up for the most nominations, with 10 apiece.

While we have some new faces up for awards at the Oscars this year like Lady Gaga and Rami Melek, there are also some celebrities who make being nominated for an Oscar a habit, like Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio.  To see what returning winners will be at this year’s Oscars, check out a complete list of nominees and winners from the 2018 Oscars here.

The list of Oscar nominations seems endless with a total of 24 different categories, here is a list of who’s nominated for some of the most popular categories:

Best picture:
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
A Star Is Born

Best director:
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Best actor:
Christian Bale (Vice)
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Best original song:
“All the Stars” (Black Panther),
“I’ll Fight” (RBG),
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns),
“Shallow” (A Star Is Born)
“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Best actress:
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Who’s performing at the 2019 Oscars?


One thing we know about the Oscars is that tradition is everything. So, like always, the nominees for Best Original Song will perform. This year, fans are most excited to watch Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga team up yet again for their duet of the song “Shallow” from A Star Is Born. 

What’s in the 2019 Oscar gift bag?

At the Oscars, no one goes home empty-handed. Even if they aren’t walking out with a shiny gold trophy, they are walking out with a lavish “Everyone Wins” gift bag worth thousands.  The gift bags are distributed by the marketing agency, Distinctive Assets. Companies pay thousands of dollars for their products to be featured in these gift bags because they are great for celebrity endorsements. What’s featured in the gift bags range anywhere from luxury vacations to donations. Check out the details of last year’s $100k swag bags here.

The swag bags only get better with time, this year’s swag bags include luxury travel packages, world-class beauty products, fine art, and charity donations. One of the biggest items in the gift bag is a luxury vacation.  Post-Oscars, the nominees and a guest can make a quick getaway to either Iceland, the Galapagos, the Amazon, or Costa Rica and Panama.  While these celebs are on the vacation of their choice they will also be spoiled with spa-treatments and private cooking lessons worth thousands.

Other notable items in the swag bag include 10 free sessions with celebrity trainer, Alexis Seletzky, custom stained glass portraits from John Thoman, several wellness retreats, revolutionary skin care products, gourmet chocolate and the list goes on.








How can I keep up with the 2019 Oscars?


To feel like you are at Dolby Theatre yourself, you can tune in to ABC Networks at 8 pm to watch, or you can stream the event online through several different websites like Hulu and Youtube. Check out more information on streaming at the official website of the 2019 Oscars.  Also, feel free to follow live updates of the night from the red carpet to the announcing of awards by checking out the Oscars page on ABC.com