This year’s Oscars are nearly upon us, signalling the grand finale of awards season. The 91st Academy Awards will take place on Sunday 24 February in LA; here’s everything you need to know about this year’s ceremony.
The stars start arriving on the red carpet from around 4pm local time, which is midnight in the UK. The awards themselves will start at 5:30 pm, so that’s 1:30 am GMT. The ceremony lasts for approximately two hours.
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Every year the Oscars are held at the Dolby Theatre on the famed Hollywood Boulevard. The auditorium, which was renamed from the Kodak Theatre in 2012, has played host to the annual Academy Awards since 2002.
How To Watch It
You can watch the Oscars live on the dedicated Sky Cinema Oscars channel. You don’t need to be a Sky subscriber, you can access the channel with a Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV, which costs £9.99 per month.
In the US, it will be screened on ABC, with coverage from the red carpet starting at 6.30pm ET.
It’s not yet confirmed who will be presenting the UK coverage this year, but last year viewers were treated to Alex Zane and guests discussing the awards as they happened.
Roma and The Favourite lead the Oscar nominations with 10 nods each, so you can expect to see the likes of Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Yalitza Aparicio gracing the red carpet. A Star is Born has been nominated several times, meaning we’ll have Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (hopefully in a scene-stealing gown) in attendance, as well as the likes of Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Melissa McCarthy and Regina King, who have all also been recognised by the academy this year.
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