Oscars 2020: The 92nd Academy Awards are going to kick-start with all the glitz and glamour in a few hours. The stage is set and the red carpet is awaiting the entry of the stunning looking Hollywood celebrities to wave, pose and take home the trophies for their commendable screen work last year. Leading the pack of nominations is Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker which has bagged as many as 11 nominations including a nod in the Best Picture category. By bagging a nomination in most of the leading categories this year and already sweeping the major awards at all other ceremonies that happened recently, Joker is riding high on the audience’s expectations. Following the film are Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, 1917 and The Irishman with 10 nominations each. But, before the ceremony begins, here’s all the important details you need to know and if you’re watching it in India, this is the only guide you need to follow. Check this out: Also Read - Oscars 2020: Nominees to Receive THESE Extravagant Gifts Inside The Rs 1 Crore Swag Bag

No host for Oscars 2020:
The Academy has decided to run the program without any host this year as well. As mentioned in an article published in the US Today, the Academy decided to go hostless for the second year in a row because their focus is on presenting an ‘entertaining show’ and ‘not’ on having an entertaining host. After Kevin Hart refused to apologise for his homophobic ‘joke’ while hosting the ceremony in the year 2018, the organisers steered away from roping-in any face as the host in its conventional sense. The ceremony is going to be hosted in segments by various stars who are attending the event. Also Read - Oscars Predictions 2020: From '1917' to 'Parasite', Here Are The Expected Winners



Oscars’ so sexist:
As soon as the nominations were announced, the Academy was criticised for not nominating any female director in the Best Director category, thereby, snubbing the fabulous contribution of women like Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers) and Alma Har’el (Honey Boy) were all notably left out. Also Read - Oscars 2020: 1917, War Film Backed by India's Reliance Entertainment, Gets 10 Nominations

Where to watch Oscars 2020 online in India:
The 92nd Academy Awards are going to be aired on Hotstar in India live for a limited time, starting at 5: 30 am on Monday. Star Movies, Star Movies Select and Star Movies HD are going to broadcast the ceremony and a repeat telecast is also scheduled at 8: 30 pm on the same day.



When is Oscars Awards happening:
The Oscar Awards 2020 is happening at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday (Indian time). The red carpet will begin at 5: 30 am (IST) and the ceremony will begin from 6 am (IST).

Nominations:

Best Picture
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman
Parasite
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Ford v Ferrari
1917
Little Women

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story
Renee Zellweger for Judy
Cynthia Erivo for Harriet
Charlize Theron for Bombshell
Saoirse Ronan for Little Women

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Adam Driver for Marriage Story
Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory
Joaquin Phoenix for Joker
Jonathan Pryce for The Two Popes
Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Best Original Screenplay
Marriage Story
Knives Out
Parasite
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Director
Bong Joon-ho for Parasite
Martin Scorsese for The Irishman
Sam Mendes for 1917
Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Todd Phillips for Joker

Best International Feature Film
Parasite from South Korea
Pain and Glory from Spain
Corpus Christi from Poland
Honeyland from North Macedonia
Les Misérables from France

Best Original Song
I’m Standing With You from Breakthrough
Stand Up from Harrie
I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away from Toy Story 4
(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again from Rocketman
Into the Unknown from Frozen II

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Joe Pesci for The Irishman
Anthony Hopkins for The Two Popes
Al Pacino for The Irishman
Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Margot Robbie for Bombshell
Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit
Laura Dern for Marriage Story
Kathy Bates for Richard Jewell
Florence Push for Little Women

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Irishman
Little Women
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
The Two Popes

Best Animated Feature Film
Missing Link
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Toy Story 4

Best Animated Short Film
Dcera (Daughter)
Kitbull
Sister
Memorable
Hair Love

Best Cinematography
1917 – Roger Deakins
The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto
Joker – Lawrence Sher
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Robert Richardson
The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke

Best Documentary Feature
American Factory
Honeyland
The Edge of Democracy
The Cave
For Sama

Best Film Editing
Parasite
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
The Irishman
Ford v Ferrari

Best Production Design
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman
1917
Jojo Rabbit
Parasite

Best Documentary Short Subject
Life Overtakes Me
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
In the Absence
Walk Run Cha-Cha
St. Louis Superman

Best Live-Action Short Film
Nefta Football Club
Brotherhood
Saria
A Sister
The Neighbors’ Window

Best Visual Effects
The Irishman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Avengers: Endgame
The Lion King
1917

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

Best Costume Design
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Little Women
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker

Best Sound Mixing
1917
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Ad Astra
Joker

Best Sound Editing
1917
Ford v Ferrari
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Joker

Best Original Score
1917 – Thomas Newman
Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir
Little Women – Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story – Randy Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams