The Oscars

Everything you need to know about the 2021 Academy Awards

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You will not need telling that this is not a typical Oscars year. At one point, the biggest awards ‘long shot’ was that they’d even happen at all, but they are and there’s plenty to look for to – not least in discovering what the exactly they will look like in an age of social distancing. And the nominees are a stellar bunch, especially in a year that had its release calendar shot out from under it. Nomadland is the hot favourite to win Best Picture, but there’s plenty up for grabs going into the ceremony. There will be deserving winners and undeserving ones. There will be fashion misfires. There will be wifi problems. There will be TV coverage (Mon April 26 on Sky Cinema, 1am-4am). See you there.

When are the Oscars?
The ninety-third Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, April 25, 2021

Where are the Oscars?
The annual awards ceremony takes place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, LA’s Union Station and a variety of famous people’s living rooms.

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Best Picture 2021 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
Nomadland
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Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
The Father
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Time Out says
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Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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The big night is almost upon us – and thank Faye Dunaway for making last year such a riot. Our personal favorites – such as ‘Call Me by Your Name’, ‘Phantom Thread’ and ‘I, Tonya’ – are well represented, so the show itself won’t be all that painful. Still, we’re praying for an envelope mix-up or two. Here’s how we think the winners (and should be winners) will pan out. Best Picture What will win? It looks like Guillermo del Toro will add to his pile of ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Oscars with ‘The Shape of Water’, his much-loved romantic fantasy. Many of AMPAS’ 774 new voting members are non-English speakers, which bodes well for a movie that features a silent love affair. What should win? ‘Phantom Thread’’s nomination was something of a surprise to begin with, but how we would scream if Paul Thomas Anderson actually drank everyone’s milkshake. He’s already made two masterpieces (‘Boogie Nights’, ‘There Will Be Blood’) and is long overdue for the Oscars’ biggest prize.What was overlooked? Elsewhere represented by nominations for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing, ‘I, Tonya’ somehow didn’t make the bracket, which is a shame. It’s an incredible feat of production, mustering ’90s period detail and significant digital work on a tiny budget. Also, it’s as fun as ‘Goodfellas’.         Paul Thomas Anderson, director of 'Phantom Thread' (Pal Hansen, Getty Images)Best DirectorWho will win?Again, it’s Shape of Water’s Del Toro, eliciting sensitive performances in a hig

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