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Facts about the Oscars 2020: All the Nominees, News, Date, and Air Time

Aby Rivas
Jan 30, 2020
11:30 A.M.

Actors, critics, directors, movie aficionados, and more are gearing for the most prestigious award show in Hollywood, The Oscars. Here’s everything to know before the big night.

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The 92nd annual Academy Awards are just around the corner, and the excitement and expectations are higher than ever in the entertainment community.

Like every other year, the prestigious Award show promises a rollercoaster of emotions for the nominees and the fans alike.

We certainly can expect some laughs, tears, and moments of self-reflection from the winners once they get on stage to get their golden statue donning the fresh-out-the-runaway outfits.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the most important night in film, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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When and where will the Oscars 2020 take place?

Since 2002, the stars reunite at the same place for the award show: the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

This year, the awards will take place on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET.

The award show airs live on TV through ABC, and there’s also a live-stream available for subscribers through the ABC app.

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There will also be a live-stream of the Oscars' red carpet starting at 3:30 pm PT/6:30pm ET. You can watch through the traditional means or tuned in on the Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live streaming exclusively on Twitter.

Who will host the Oscars this year?

Last year, the event went on without a host for the first time in 30 years after Kevin Hart, who was initially appointed for the part, stepped down from the position.

Kevin Hart attends the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: The Next Level" on December 09, 2019 | Photo: GettyImages

Kevin Hart attends the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: The Next Level" on December 09, 2019 | Photo: GettyImages

The comedian refused to apologize for a series of tweets from 2011 and 2012 that resurfaced, and that made people accuse him of homophobia.

The show ran smoothly nevertheless, and the producers decided to use the same format this year, with celebrities presenting awards and introducing musical guests and highlight videos to fill spaces where required.

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Who are the nominees?

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This year’s nominees were revealed on January 13, and Todd Phillips “Joker” is leading with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Sam Mendes’s “1917” follow with 10 each.

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While there are a total of 24 awards handed out that night, here are the nominees on the six most important categories:

Best Supporting Actor

  • Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood”
  • Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”
  • Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
  • Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
  • Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Brad Pitt speaks onstage at the Maltin Modern Master Award Honoring Brad Pitt during the 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theatre on January 22, 2020 | Photo: GettyImages

Brad Pitt speaks onstage at the Maltin Modern Master Award Honoring Brad Pitt during the 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theatre on January 22, 2020 | Photo: GettyImages

Best Supporting Actress

  • Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”
  • Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
  • Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”
  • Florence Pugh, “Little Women”
  • Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”
Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 | Photo: GettyImages

Scarlett Johansson arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 | Photo: GettyImages

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Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
  • Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
  • Antonio Banderas, “Pain & Glory”
  • Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”
Joaquin Phoenix attends the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 | Photo: GettyImages

Joaquin Phoenix attends the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 | Photo: GettyImages

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”
  • Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”
  • Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”
  • Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”
  • Renée Zellweger, “Judy”
Cynthia Erivo at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards on June 09, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Cynthia Erivo at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards on June 09, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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Best Director

  • Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
  • Todd Phillips, “Joker”
  • Sam Mendes, “1917”
  • Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
  • Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite”
Leonardo DiCaprio and Director Quentin Tarantino attend the "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" Press Conference during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 | Photo: GettyImages

Leonardo DiCaprio and Director Quentin Tarantino attend the "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" Press Conference during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2019 | Photo: GettyImages

Best Picture

  • “Ford v Ferrari/Le Mans ’66”
  • “The Irishman”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”
  • “Joker”
  • “Little Women”
  • “Marriage Story”
  • “1917”
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
  • “Parasite”
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While “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “1917” seem to be the favorites to take the Best Picture award, some critics believe “Parasite,” a South Korean production, could be the surprise of the night.

Will there be any musical guests at the Oscars?

Yes. There will be music performances at the hands of the nominees for Best Original Song.

That includes Sir Elton John performing “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from the film “Rocketman,” Idina Menzel and Aurora with “Into the Unknown” from “Frozen 2,” and Randy Newman with “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4.”

Sir Elton John at the screening of "Rocketman" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Sir Elton John at the screening of "Rocketman" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Chrissy Metz from “Breakthrough’s” will also take the stage to perform “I’m Standing with You,” and Cynthia Erivo from “Harriet,” who is a Best Actress nominee, will present “Stand Up.”

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On top of that, the academy recently announced there will be a special performance by music sensation Billie Eilish at the show, although they didn't say what she will be singing.

Billie Eilish during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 | Photo: GettyImages

Billie Eilish during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 | Photo: GettyImages

Who will be presenting the awards?

Some of the winners from the 2019 Academy Awards will be taking the stage once again, this time, to hand out awards to their fellow actors.

Among the announced presenters at the moment are Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Regina King, and Rami Malek, who all won last year on their respective categories.

Timothée Chalamet, Will Ferrell, Gal Gadot, Mindy Kaling, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Mark Ruffalo, Kelly Marie Tran, and Kristen Wiig were also announced as presenters.

Remember, the date is on Sunday, February 9, at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET on ABC.

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