No surprise, the Oscars will look different this year when the show airs Sunday, April 25. Here's everything you need to know about the big show.
TIFFANY TAYLOR: No surprise, the Oscars will look different this year when the ceremony airs Sunday, April 25th. Here's everything you need to know about the Big Show. The multi ceremony will feature an intimate in-person event at Union Station in Los Angeles, with additional show elements live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. There will also be multiple international hubs.
For the third year in a row, the Oscars will not have a traditional host or hosts, instead there will be an ensemble cast of presenters. Among those slated to be part of the ceremony will be last year's winners of all four acting Oscars, Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt, and Laura Dern, as well as Best Picture director and Original Screenplay winner, Bong Joon-ho. Other stars participating include Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Reese Witherspoon, and Zendaya.
Will there be a traditional red carpet for these stars to walk? According to the show's producers, the pre-show will be more like quote, "pulling back the curtain to the nominees' luncheon and everyone got to go." Of course the Oscar ceremony, which is typically held in February, was pushed back this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Academy also loosened restrictions on eligibility and is allowing films to compete without having been released in theaters.
Heading into the big night, the Netflix film "Mank" leads the pack with 10 nominations, including one for Best Picture.
- Hello, everyone.
- Make yourself to home Mr. Mankowitz, or shall I call you Herman?
- Please, call me Mank.
- Other Best Picture nominees include "The Father," "Judas and the Black Messiah," "Minari," "Nomadland," "Promising Young Woman," "Soud of Metal," and "The Trial of the Chicago 7."
So when and where can you watch? The 93rd Oscars will air Sunday, April 25th at 8:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM Pacific on ABC. For all things Oscars, go to thr.com. For the Hollywood Reporter News, I'm Tiffany Taylor.