With the 2018 Oscars just days away, there is plenty of buzz about this year’s award ceremony being the biggest night for Hollywood as well as history-making. This will mark the 90th award ceremony for the Academy which began on May 16, 1929, at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Los, Angeles.
The 2018 Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with Jimmy Kimmel as the host, making this the second time for his hosting duties. The comedian and late-night television show host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” hosted the 2017 Oscars, which has now become associated with the miscommunication for Best Picture when “La La Land” and “Moonlight” were confused by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. The two Bonnie and Clyde co-stars announced the incorrect film; however, Moonlight was ultimately declared as the winner. La La Land received the most 2017 nominations, making it a historic moment for having received more nominations without being chosen as the Best Picture for an Oscar.
Nominations for the 2018 Oscars were announced on January 23, 2018, by actors Tiffany Hadish and Andy Serkis at the Samuel Golden Theater in Beverly Hills, California. There are a total of 10 films nominated for Best Picture.
Kimmel will be the second person to host the Oscars for a consecutive time. The only other person to host a consecutive year is Billy Crystal more than two decades ago in 1997 and 1998. Kimmel spoofed himself alongside Warren Beatty in a video making jokes about the mishap in 2017. In the video, he is seen as having nightmares about the confusion and hundreds of Oscar envelopes being delivered to his home.
This year, there is a great possibility of a history-making moment of a different kind with Rachel Morrison being nominated for Best Cinematography for her stunning creation with the film “Mudbound”. She is the first woman to be nominated in the category and is being considered as a favorite to take home the golden statue. Another historic moment could happen if Jordan Peele is announced as the winner for Best Director for “Get Out”. Peele would be the first African-American director to ever win in the category.
The 2018 Oscars will take place live on the ABC network on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The award ceremony will be shown in 225 countries worldwide and expected to generate a large audience. According to Neilson ratings, the 2017 Oscars brought in more than 32 million viewers on the same network.