Everything you need to know about the 2020 Oscars

All eyes will be on Hollywood on Sunday night for another star studded Oscars awards ceremony.

Joker was the film which earned the most nominations, and British fans will be hoping to see 1917 pick up Best Picture after performing so well at the BAFTAs.

There’s already been drama circulating as to the major snubs in the build up to the awards.

No women were nominated for Best Director, despite some of the biggest films of the year having female directors.

Parasite received a raft of nominations, but controversially no acting ones.

Many were surprised to see no nominations for Adam Sandler and Jennifer Lopez, who starred in Uncut Gems and Hustlers respectively.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2020 Oscars.

When are the 2020 Oscars and how can I watch them in the UK?

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The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday February 9.

For British viewers, the ceremony will be broadcast on Sky Cinema, with red carpet coverage starting at 10pm GMT and the ceremony kicking off at 1am GMT.

Who’s the host?


Last year there was a huge controversy over who would host the Oscars.

Kevin Hart was originally meant to host them but stepped down, after controversial tweets of his recirculated online.

The hostless awards went off without a hitch, and the Academy decided to follow last years precedent for 2020.

While there is no host, there will be no shortage of famous faces.

Among those presenting awards are Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Will Ferrel, Gal Gadot, Mindy Kaling, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Ruffalo, James Corden, Penélope Cruz, Diane Keaton, Shia LaBeouf, Keanu Reeves and Sigourney Weaver.

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What else is there to look out for?

If Parasite wins best picture, it will become the first ever foreign language film to win the most prestigious category at the Academy Awards.

If Sam Mendes picks up the award for best director, it will be the biggest ever gaps between two directing wins in Oscars history.

He first won the award in 2000 for American Beauty, and is hoping that he can triumph once more for his World War One film 1917.

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The Academy have announced that a tribute will be held for basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who died on January 26 in a helicopter crash.

The star famously won an Oscar in 2018 for the animated short film Dear Basketball.

For a full list of nominees, check the Oscars 2020 website.

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