The red carpet is being rolled out and excitement is reaching a fever pitch in Tinseltown, which can only mean one thing — it's almost time for the Oscars! Held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, a whole host of Hollywood stars will descend to celebrate the most outstanding work in film over the past 12 months. New procedures have been put in place to prevent another envelope mix-up from happening at this year's ceremony. Nonetheless, the glitzy awards show will sure serve up some incredible moments!
It will no doubt be a big night for the cast and crew behind The Shape of Water, having been nominated 13 times, while Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk has received eight nods. And for a second year, Jimmy Kimmel will return to the stage as the ceremony's host. The talk show host expertly navigated the disastrous mishap that saw the wrong film be awarded Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards. Here's everything you need to know about the 90th annual Academy Awards…
VIEW GALLERY Jimmy Kimmel is the host of the 2018 Oscars Photo: Jeff Lipsky/ABC via Getty Images
Where are the Oscar Awards held?
The 90th annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 4, at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, California. E!'s red carpet coverage starts at 5 pm EST, while ABC's red carpet begins at 6:30 EST followed by the ceremony at 8 pm EST on ABC.
Who is hosting the Oscars 2018?
Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the Oscars ceremony for a second year. The late night host, who intervened during the envelope snafu, joked about reprising his role. In a statement, he said: "If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!" He also tweeted: "Thanks to @TheAcademy for asking me to host The #Oscars again (assuming I opened the right envelope)."
VIEW GALLERY Eiza Gonzalez is one of the several celebrity presenters Photo: Getty Images
Who are the guest presenters?
In keeping with tradition, a host of winners from last year's Oscars will return to the stage to present accolades to this year's champions. Celebrity presenters include Eugenio Derbez, Eiza Gonzalez, Jane Fonda, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Helen Mirren, Lupita Nyong'o, Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Margot Robbie, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Armie Hammer will all take to the stage. Casey Affleck, who took home Best Actor in 2017, will not be on hand to present the Lead Actress winner — his publicist announced in January that he would not be attending the ceremony this year.
Who is performing?
Gael García Bernal along with Natalia LaFourcade and Miguel will take to the stage during the star-studded ceremony to perform Remember Me from Disney’s Oscar-nominated film Coco. Common, Andra Day, Mary J. Blige, Keala Settle and Sufjan Stevens are also scheduled to perform at the 2018 Oscars.
Who is nominated?
This year’s contenders include Mexican director Guillermo del Toro for his film The Shape of Water, which leads the pack with 13 nods — followed by Dunkirk with eight and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with seven. Meanwhile, Disney’s Pixar movie Coco that celebrates Mexican culture is nominated for Best Animated Feature. Meryl Streep broke her own Oscar record receiving her 21st acting nomination. Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis, Octavia Spencer and more are also nominated. For a complete list of nominees click here.