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Everything you need to know about the 2019 Academy Awards, including Oscar nominations, predictions, film reviews and interviews with the hopefuls

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No matter how often we're told about ‘front runners’ or ‘long shots’, there's only one way to know for sure who's going home with an Oscar – and that's at the Oscars themselves. We'll be tuned in to experience all the surprise wins. Truth be told, all that's certain is this: There will be cringeworthy speeches. There will be deserving winners and undeserving ones. There will be fashion misfires. There will be blood. There will be TV coverage (1.30am, Mon Feb 25 on Sky Cinema).

When are the Oscars?
The ninety-first Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 24, 2019

Where are the Oscars?
The annual awards ceremony takes place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The event has been held there every year since 2002.

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The 2019 Oscars

Here are our predictions for the 2019 Oscars
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Here are our predictions for the 2019 Oscars

Already, this year’s Oscars ceremony is making waves – and Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty haven’t misread a single envelope yet. Don’t make us explain the decision to drop four categories from the show, including Best Cinematography and Best Editing, not that those arts are central to cinema or anything. Now that the Academy has returned to sanity, we’re stoked for a decent horse race and the potential train wreck of a show without a host. Catch the ninety-first Academy Awards ceremony from 1.30am on Mon Feb 25 on Sky Cinema. And remember: you can still see all the Best Picture nominees on the big screen at the Barbican’s Oscar Week, Fri Feb 22-Feb 28.

5 awesome films directed by women that the Oscars overlooked
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5 awesome films directed by women that the Oscars overlooked

While this year’s Oscar nominations for Best Picture include the hilarious ‘The Favourite’, the magnetic ‘Roma’, and the superhero behemoth ‘Black Panther’, none were directed by women.  Following a disappointing Oscars trend of overlooking female directors in its major categories, none of the Best Director nominations are women, either. Indeed, in the Academy Awards 91-year history, only five women have been nominated in the Best Director category (only Kathryn Bigelow, who was nominated for ‘The Hurt Locker’ in 2010, has won).  But from Debra Granik’s understated ‘Leave No Trace’ and Marielle Heller’s elegant ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ to Lynne Ramsay’s ‘You Were Never Really Here’, this has been a gala year for female-helmed films. So, to celebrate this bounty of talent, we’ve picked five films directed by women that were criminally overlooked by the Oscars.  RECOMMENDED: The best films of 2018

Interviews with Oscar nominees

Alfonso Cuarón: ‘Harry Potter was so far off my radar’
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Alfonso Cuarón: ‘Harry Potter was so far off my radar’

The filmmaker talks about his personal epic ‘Roma’, nearly turning down Harry Potter and London's best Mexican food

Barry Jenkins: ‘When people come up to me, I say “Yeah, I was that guy at the Oscars”’
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Barry Jenkins: ‘When people come up to me, I say “Yeah, I was that guy at the Oscars”’

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker on ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, that Oscars’ night cock-up and an awesome movie lunch date

Richard E Grant talks 'Spice World' and meeting Princess Di
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Richard E Grant talks 'Spice World' and meeting Princess Di

The ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ star on his formative movie moments

Mahershala Ali: ‘There isn’t just one black experience in America’
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Mahershala Ali: ‘There isn’t just one black experience in America’

The Oscar nominee on taking centre stage in road-trip drama ‘Green Book’

Who Is Joanna Kulig? We meet the star of the Oscar-nominated 'Cold War'
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Who Is Joanna Kulig? We meet the star of the Oscar-nominated 'Cold War'

Acting, singing and dancing – the Polish actress is a triple threat in ‘Cold War’. But as she reveals, she nearly jacked it all in

The best and worst of the Oscars

The 20 best Oscar-winning movies on Netflix
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The 20 best Oscar-winning movies on Netflix

The Oscars are Hollywood’s annual chance to dress up to the nines, roll out the red carpet and remind the world how brilliant it is. This year’s worthy candidates include ‘Roma’, Netflix’s own addition to the awards honour role. The touching family drama will be in good company on the streaming site, where plenty of other award-winners can be found.

20 of the worst Oscar winners in history
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20 of the worst Oscar winners in history

Here are all the Academy’s biggest blunders in one handy list.

How to give an Oscar speech
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How to give an Oscar speech

Hollywood stars put blood, sweat and tears into their Oscar acceptance speeches. But what should they say? How to strike the balance between humble and I-was-born-to-shine? Luckily, plenty of Oscar winners have gone before them, showing us how to give a winning Academy Award speech.

The 100 best animated movies: the best Oscar-winning movies
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The 100 best animated movies: the best Oscar-winning movies

  Now we know which are the 100 best animation movies of all time. But which are the best Disney movies and which are the best Pixar or Studio Ghibli films? Which are best for kids and families and which are strictly arty, political or edgy?We’ve applied 26 handy labels to the 100 great animations in our list. Here you’ll find all the animated movies in our list that won an Academy Award.How many have you seen? Take our poll to find out.

The 2018 Oscars

Here's a complete list of the 2018 Oscar winners
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Here's a complete list of the 2018 Oscar winners

So we've gone from a year of total drama and #EnvelopeGate to none at all: Things went exactly as predicted at the 90th Annual Academy Awards, with no true upsets (except perhaps for 'Icarus' winning Best Documentary over heavy favourite 'Faces Places'). We'll have some analysis in the coming hours, but first, here's a complete list of winners: Best Picture'The Shape of Water' Best DirectorGuillermo del Toro, 'The Shape of Water' Best ActorGary Oldman, 'Darkest Hour' Best ActressFrances McDormand, 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Best Supporting ActorSam Rockwell, 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Best Supporting ActressAllison Janney, 'I, Tonya' Best Adapted Screenplay'Call Me by Your Name' Best Original Screenplay'Get Out' Best Animated Feature'Coco' Best Documentary Feature'Icarus' Best Foreign Language Film'A Fantastic Woman' Best Cinematography'Blade Runner 2049' Best Costume Design'Phantom Thread' Best Film Editing'Dunkirk' Best Makeup and Hairstyling'Darkest Hour' Best Original Score'The Shape of Water' Best Original Song'Remember Me', 'Coco' Best Production Design'The Shape of Water' Best Sound Editing'Dunkirk' Best Sound Mixing'Dunkirk' Best Visual Effects'Blade Runner 2049' Best Animated Short'Dear Basketball' Best Documentary Short'Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405' Best Live Action Short'The Silent Child'

Here are our predictions for the 2018 Oscars
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Here are our predictions for the 2018 Oscars

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

The 2017 Oscars

Watch the most awkward Oscar moment ever – as 'La La Land' hands back the Best Picture Oscar
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Watch the most awkward Oscar moment ever – as 'La La Land' hands back the Best Picture Oscar

‘This is not a joke. “Moonlight” has won Best Picture'

Five moments the 2017 Oscars got political
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Five moments the 2017 Oscars got political

This year's awards season has been charged with political speeches 

Meryl Streep got a 'totally undeserved' standing ovation at the Oscars
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Meryl Streep got a 'totally undeserved' standing ovation at the Oscars

Serial-nominee Meryl Streep was up for her twentieth Academy Award

Dev Patel took his mum as his date to the Oscars
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Dev Patel took his mum as his date to the Oscars

If you didn't already have a soft spot for 'Lion' actor Dev Patel, you're going to

Here's how Hollywood got ready for the 2017 Oscars
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Here's how Hollywood got ready for the 2017 Oscars

The Academy Awards have kicked off over in Hollywood

Eleven crazy moments from the 2017 Oscars everyone will be talking about
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Eleven crazy moments from the 2017 Oscars everyone will be talking about

1. That epic best picture mix-up

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The 20 best Oscar-winning movies on Netflix
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The 20 best Oscar-winning movies on Netflix

A handy list of the best winners available to stream on Netflix UK

How to give an Oscar speech
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How to give an Oscar speech

Ten winning ways to accept a gold statuette in front of an audience of millions

The 20 worst Oscar winners
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The 20 worst Oscar winners

A round up of the least deserving Academy Award winners

The most unlikely Oscar nominees
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The most unlikely Oscar nominees

And the nominees are… Wait, him? You’re kidding, right?

Complete the Oscars speech
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Complete the Oscars speech

Can you guess what these Oscar winners said in their acceptance speeches?

Eight Oscar speeches that will make you cringe
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Eight Oscar speeches that will make you cringe

From the slushy to the smug – the stars who gave us a crash course in how not to accept an Academy Award