• Everything you need to know about the 2019 Academy Awards LIVE on Channel 2

    By: Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - The stars are arriving for the 91st annual Academy Awards. Watch the arrivals LIVE NOW from Hollywood.

    The Academy Awards show is known to spark controversy.

    Usually, it’s during the telecast of the awards for excellence in motion pictures, but this year it’s what you won’t see that is causing the fuss.

    That’s because there is no host, and some of the awards that are normally presented during the broadcast will be presented during the commercials this year.

    Comedian Kevin Hart had been tapped to host the 91st annual ceremony, but withdrew from the show after homophobic tweets he had posted years ago resurfaced online.


    How many Oscars will “Black Panther” win? How well will the movies filmed in Atlanta fare? What will the show be like without a host? WATCH the 2019 Academy Awards Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. LIVE on Channel 2!


    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced that to keep the show within a three-hour time slot, the awards for four categories - best cinematography, film editing, live-action short and makeup and hairstyling - will be presented during commercial breaks. Viewers can see it online.

    “Roma” and “The Favourite” lead the nominations with 10 each. Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Olivia Colman, Yalitza Aparicio, and Melissa McCarthy are up for best actress.

    Christian Bale, Rami Malek, Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe and Viggo Mortensen are nominated for best actor.

    Best picture nominees include “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born,” and
    “Vice.”

    Here’s what you need to know about the 2019 Oscars ceremony.

    WHAT TIME?

    The red carpet walk begins at 5 p.m. ET. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. ET

    WHAT CHANNEL?

    ABC is broadcasting the show. You can watch LIVE on Channel 2.

    WHO IS HOSTING?

    No one. Kevin Hart was named as host last fall but decided not to accept the job after homophobic tweets he had posted in the past resurfaced online.

    According to the Academy, the show will be moved along by presenters and performances.

    WHERE IS THE CEREMONY TAKING PLACE?

    The Oscars are being held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. 

    WHO IS PRESENTING?

    Oscars presenters this year include: Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Allison Janney, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu, Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson. 

    WHO IS NOMINATED?

    Here is a list nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards:

    BEST PICTURE

    • “Black Panther”
    • “BlacKkKlansman”
    • “Bohemian Rhapsody”
    • “The Favourite”
    • “Green Book”
    • “Roma”
    • “A Star Is Born”
    • “Vice”

    LEAD ACTOR

    • Christian Bale, “Vice”
    • Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
    • Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
    • Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
    • Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

    LEAD 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?”

    SUPPORTING ACTOR

    • Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
    • Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
    • Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
    • Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
    • Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS

    • Amy Adams, “Vice”
    • Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
    • Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
    • Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
    • Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

    DIRECTOR

    • Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
    • Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
    • Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
    • Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
    • Adam McKay, “Vice”

    ANIMATED FEATURE

    • “Incredibles 2,” Brad Bird
    • “Isle of Dogs,” Wes Anderson
    • “Mirai,” Mamoru Hosoda
    • “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
    • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

    ANIMATED SHORT

    • “Animal Behaviour,” Alison Snowden, David Fine
    • “Bao,” Domee Shi
    • “Late Afternoon,” Louise Bagnall
    • “One Small Step,” Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
    • “Weekends,” Trevor Jimenez

    ADAPTED SCREEENPLAY

    • “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Joel Coen , Ethan Coen
    • “BlacKkKlansman,” Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
    • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
    • “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins
    • “A Star Is Born,” Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

    • “The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
    • “First Reformed,” Paul Schrader
    • “Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
    • “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
    • “Vice,” Adam McKay

    CINEMATOGRAPHY

    • “Cold War,” Lukasz Zal
    • “The Favourite,” Robbie Ryan
    • “Never Look Away,” Caleb Deschanel
    • “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
    • “A Star Is Born,” Matthew Libatique

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

    • “Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
    • “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross
    • “Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu
    • “Of Fathers and Sons,” Talal Derki
    • “RBG,” Betsy West, Julie Cohen

    BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

    • “Black Sheep,” Ed Perkins
    • “End Game,” Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
    • “Lifeboat,” Skye Fitzgerald
    • “A Night at the Garden,” Marshall Curry
    • “Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi

    BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

    • “Detainment,” Vincent Lambe
    • “Fauve,” Jeremy Comte
    • “Marguerite,” Marianne Farley
    • “Mother,” Rodrigo Sorogoyen
    • “Skin,” Guy Nattiv

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

    • “Capernaum” (Lebanon)
    • “Cold War” (Poland)
    • “Never Look Away” (Germany)
    • “Roma” (Mexico)
    • “Shoplifters” (Japan)

    FILM EDITING

    • “BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown
    • “Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman
    • “Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito
    • “The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis
    • “Vice,” Hank Corwin

    SOUND EDITING

    • “Black Panther,” Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
    • “Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Warhurst
    • “First Man,” Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan
    • “A Quiet Place,” Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
    • “Roma,” Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

    SOUND MIXING

    • “Black Panther”
    • “Bohemian Rhapsody”
    • “First Man”
    • “Roma”
    • “A Star Is Born”

    PRODUCTION DESIGN

    • “Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler
    • “First Man,” Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
    • “The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
    • “Mary Poppins Returns,” John Myhre, Gordon Sim
    • “Roma,” Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

    ORIGINAL SCORE

    • “BlacKkKlansman,” Terence Blanchard
    • “Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson
    • “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicholas Britell
    • “Isle of Dogs,” Alexandre Desplat
    • “Mary Poppins Returns,” Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

    ORIGINAL SONG

    • “All The Stars” from “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
    • “I’ll Fight” from “RBG” by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson
    • “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
    • “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice
    • “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

    MAKEUP AND HAIR

    • “Border”
    • “Mary Queen of Scots”
    • “Vice”

    COSTUME DESIGN

    • “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Mary Zophres
    • “Black Panther,” Ruth E. Carter
    • “The Favourite,” Sandy Powell
    • “Mary Poppins Returns,” Sandy Powell
    • “Mary Queen of Scots,” Alexandra Byrne

    VISUAL EFFECTS

    • “Avengers: Infinity War”
    • “Christopher Robin”
    • “First Man”
    • “Ready Player One”
    • “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

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