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The Student News Site of Chatham University


Oscars watch: What to expect during the 91st Academy Awards

By Abbey Sullivan

This year’s Academy Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. As usual, expect the night to be packed with stars, style and mixed opinions.

The nominees were announced Jan. 22. Here’s a look at who’s up for awards in some of the major categories:

Actor in a Leading Role:

  1. Christian Bale, “Vice”
  2. Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born”
  3. Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
  4. Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  5. Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  1. Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
  2. Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
  3. Sam Elliott, “A Star is Born”
  4. Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  5. Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

Actress in a Leading Role

  1. Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
  2. Glenn Close, “The Wife”
  3. Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
  4. Lady Gaga, “A Star is Born”
  5. Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  1. Amy Adams, “Vice”
  2. Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
  3. Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  4. Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
  5. Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Best Picture

  1. “Black Panther”
  2. “BlacKkKlansman”
  3. “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  4. “The Favourite”
  5. “Green Book”
  6. “Roma”
  7. “A Star Is Born”
  8. “Vice”
From left to right: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (“A Star is Born”), Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther”) and Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”)

A couple of controversies

— “Bohemian Rhapsody” earned several nominations, despite director Bryan Singer being removed from the movie’s set due to conflicts with the cast. He faces several allegations of sexual misconduct and is still credited in the film, even though Dexter Fletcher finished out the movie.

— Oscars fans and industry professionals weren’t happy to hear that four categories — cinematography, film editing, live-action short, and makeup and hairstyling — will be read out during commercial breaks and not broadcast live. “Cinematography and Editing are at the very heart of our craft. They are not inherited from a theatrical tradition or a literary tradition: they are cinema itself,” director Guillermo del Toro said via Twitter on Feb. 12 in response to this decision.

Oscars coverage begins at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 on ABC. Be sure to tune in!

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