Oscars 2024: All you need to know from nominations, hosts and performers on the night

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Prepare for cinema’s most anticipated and star-studded event of the year as the 96th Academy Awards approaches for an unforgettable night this Sunday.

Hosting the ceremony live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will be presenter Jimmy Kimmel.

With all eyes on Christopher Nolan's captivating biopic Oppenheimer, which leads with 13 nominations, anticipation is at an all-time high for the film to clinch the Best Film prize.

Dive in below for all the excitement and essential details about this year's Oscars ceremony.

Where will the 2024 Oscars be held?

The 2024 Academy Awards are set for Sunday, March 10 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

This marks the third consecutive year that the event has shifted to March from it’s previous February schedule.

Who will host the 2024 Oscars?

American late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel returns for his fourth stint as Oscars host, having most recently helmed the event last year.

However, Kimmel most notably hosted the cinematic event in 2017 when La La Land was mistakenly declared the Best Picture instead of the rightful winner, Moonlight.

Who will present prizes at the 2024 Oscars?

The lineup of presenters includes last year's acting Oscar winners: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Jamie Lee Curtis along with Brendan Fraser.

Joining them are esteemed actors who have previously won Academy Awards, such as Mahershala Ali, Regina King, Jennifer Lawrence, Rita Moreno, Matthew McConaughey, and Lupita Nyong’o.

Also gracing the stage will be Bad Bunny, Dwayne Johnson, Kate McKinnon, John Mulaney, Ramy Youssef, Zendaya, Steven Spielberg, Melissa McCarthy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sally Field, and Issa Rae.

Who will perform at the 2024 Oscars?

The 2024 Oscars will feature live performances from each of this year's Best Original Song nominees.

In addition to his presenting role, Ryan Gosling will perform, I’m Just Ken, from the movie Barbie with Mark Ronson on the night, much to fans’ delight while Billie Eilish, who is the bookies’ favourite, will sing What Was I Made For from the same film.

Viewers can also expect to Becky G, Jon Baptiste, Scott George and The Osage Singers to perform, too.

The latter act, which lent its voices to the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, will be the first Indigenous Americans to sing at the Oscars.

Who are the frontrunners?

Oppenheimer is the frontrunner to win Best Picture, having secured top honours at the Golden Globe Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, BAFTAs, and Producers Guild of America Awards.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph looks poised to clinch the Best Supporting Actress award for her poignant portrayal in The Holdovers, having already won a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Award, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Although the other acting categories remain less certain, Cillian Murphy for Best Actor, Lily Gladstone for Best Actress, and Robert Downey Jr. for Best Supporting Actor are considered the bookies favourites.

Gladstone’s potential win would mark a historic moment as the first Native American to secure a competitive acting Oscar - but she’ll have to face off stiff competition from Emma Stone for her role in Poor Things.

Read the full list of 2024's Oscar nominees here.

How can I watch the Oscars live in the UK?

UK viewers can tune in to the Academy Awards live on ITV and ITVX starting at 11pm GMT (4pm Los Angeles time).

Ahead of the Oscars, Jonathan Ross will lead a live pre-show from London at 10:15pm, joined by actors Richard Armitage, Ben Bailey Smith, Fay Ripley, and TV presenter Yinka Bokinni.

Meanwhile, ITV correspondent Ross King will be live from Los Angeles at 9:30pm, capturing red carpet moments and delivering real-time pre-show updates, all under the hosting of Lorraine Kelly.

This year marks a significant change as the Oscars make their debut on ITV after a 20-year partnership with Sky Cinema.