Will the Russian invasion of Ukraine be mentioned?
Yes. The hosts told The Times that a segment will be devoted to it.
Our reviews of the 10 Oscar nominees for the best picture
Who else will be presenting?
About 50 people lined up to give out prizes, including Lady Gaga, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tiffany Haddish, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoë Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Rami Malek Shawn Mendes, Jason Momoa, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry, Chris Rock, JK Simmons, Uma Thurman, John Travolta and Yuh-Jung Youn.
Who else is performing?
Four of the five nominees for Best Original Songs will be performed live, with performances by Beyoncé (“Be Alive” from “King Richard”, co-written with Dixson), Billie Eilish and Finneas (“No Time to Die”, from the James Bond series). movie of the same name), Sebastián Yatra (“Dos Oruguitas”, the song “Encanto”, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Reba McEntire (“Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days”, written by Diane Warren). Van Morrison, who wrote “Down to Joy” and sang in “Belfast,” was unable to attend due to his tour schedule.
What else is new this year?
The academy has introduced two categories with fans voting to determine the winner, which could set the stage for a film of wide appeal like “Spider-Man: No Way Home” to take home a prize. The #OscarsFanFavorite category asked Twitter users to vote for their favorite movie of 2021 (“Spider-Man” and “Cinderella” were among the 10 finalists in the final week before voting closed on March 3, and the #OscarsCheerMoment category asked movie buffs to nominate their favorite scenes that made audiences erupt at the cinema. The winning ones will be shown during the ceremony.
Who could write history?
There are several potential milestones: If “CODA”, an Apple TV+ offering, or “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) wins the best picture, it would be the first time a streaming service has won the top prize. Lin-Manuel Miranda could easily become the 17th EGOT — winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award — at age 42 if he wins best original song for “Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto” (Disney has “Bruno ” not submitted for consideration), or Beyoncé could get her first Oscar if “King Richard’s Be Alive” wins instead. Ariana DeBose, the favorite supporting actress for her performance as Anita in “West Side Story,” or Kristen Stewart, who was nominated for Best Actress for her performance as Princess Diana in “Spencer,” could be the first openly LGBTQ artist. become one who wins a prize. acting Oscar. Kotsur, of “CODA”, could also become the first deaf man to win an acting Oscar.
Who do we think will win?
“The Power of the Dog” is still the front-runner for best picture, but it’s only just – it’ll have to withstand a soaring “CODA” that took top honors at the Actor, Writer, and Producers Guild awards . (While there are no director and editor nominations, our award expert, Kyle Buchanan, predicts voters will be desperate to crown a crowd pleaser.) Campion is a safe bet for best director – Sian Heder, the director of “CODA” , it was nominated — and Will Smith is the favorite to win his first Best Actor Oscar, for “King Richard.” Kotsur and Ariana DeBose of “West Side Story” are the clear favorites in the Supporting Actor categories, but Best Actress may be a wildcard – Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”) has momentum after wins at the Critics Choice Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards (she’s our expert’s pick), but Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”) or Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”) could play a spoiler.