Roll out the red carpet…
It may be 2 months late (cheers, COVID…), but the 93rd Academy Awards are on this morning Aussie time. Unlike the Golden Globes, Baftas and the Emmys, which went virtual due to the pandemic, the Oscars will be a real, live event – meaning no awkward Zoom moments… Nominees have been asked to attend one of several locations, including 2 venues in Los Angeles, where the main elements of the ceremony will take place, and international locations in London and Paris. Black and white drama Mank leads with 10 nominations, but some say it is unlikely to win the night’s top prizes, with the likes of Nomadland, Minari, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom expected to be in the winners’ circle. Other things to look out for: 2 women are up for Best Director for the first time in the Oscars’ history. Riz Ahmed could be the first Muslim actor to win a statue for Best Actor for Sound of Metal. And, Anthony Hopkins could make history as the oldest person to win the Best Actor award for The Father. Not up for an award – our Sia, who had a Golden Razzie blown at her on the weekend… If you’re looking to glitz up your Monday morning, the where-to-watch deets are here.
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