• N. Bantu Key

What you should know about this years Oscars

Its that time of the year again, where all the major Hollywood stars gather together in one place. exchanging awards, giving speeches and cries of joy for some. Yes, we're talking about the 2020 Oscars. Now in its 92nd year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is awarding the films that made us laugh, cry.

What you should know

Who is hosting the Oscars?

Nobody! Yes Nobody. The 92nd Awards will follow in the footsteps of the 91st, which was the first in 30 years to not have a presenter. Previously, two-time host, Jimmy Kimmel was announced as the 2018 Oscar emcee in September, months ahead of the February ceremony. The 2020 Oscars, by comparison, will take place on February 9, leaving a host little time to prepare for the big night.

When are the Oscars and what time do they start?

The stars will start arriving on the red carpet from 10 pm, while the ceremony itself will kick off at around 1 am (GMT).

How can I watch the red carpet online?

Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live, the official red carpet preview show featuring interviews with stars as they arrive outside the Dolby Theatre, will be streamed online via the Academy's Twitter account from 11.30 pm. you can also get it via Watch ABC's live stream of the Oscars on ABC.com or the ABC app via DirecTV Now, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV.

Where are the Oscars held?

The Oscars take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Here are some of the Nominees for the Oscars

Here are the highlights: Joker leads the pack with 11 nominations, followed by The Irishman, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood and 1917 each receiving 10.

The Best Picture nominees are Ford v. Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood and Parasite.

Performing at the Oscars are

All five nominees for Best Original Song will take the stage this Sunday. They include Elton John ("I'm Gonna Love Me Again" from Rocketman), Cynthia Erivo ("Stand Up" from Harriet), Idina Menzel ("Into the Unknown" from Frozen 2), Chrissy Metz ("I'm Standing With You" from Breakthrough) and Randy Newman ("I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" from Toy Story 4). Billie Eilish is also performing.

Presenters include

The star power will be burning bright thanks to appearances from Rami Malek, Gal Gadot, Mark Ruffalo, Maya Rudolph, Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Kristen Wiig, Regina King, Mindy Kaling, Timothée Chalamet, Steve Martin and so many more!

also, Kobe Bryant, who won an Academy Award in 2018, will receive a special tribute during the ceremony. The NBA legend and his daughter were among nine individuals tragically killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.