96th Academy Awards (Oscars) 2024

10 Mar 2024
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About 96th Academy Awards (Oscars) 2024


The Academy awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on March 12, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony will honor films released in 2023 and will be broadcasted on ABC and produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting the event for the third time. The nominations were announced on January 23, 2024, by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams.


The event has seen some historic firsts, including Michelle Yeoh becoming the first Asian woman nominated for Best Actress, and two Asian actresses receiving Best Supporting Actress nominations in the same year. Additionally, there were a record number of non-American acting nominees across the four categories.


There were also notable nominations for Avatar: The Way of Water, Top Gun: Maverick, and All Quiet on the Western Front, which is the fifteenth film not in English to be nominated for Best Picture. Finally, Alfonso Cuarón became the second person to be nominated in seven different Oscar categories.


What are the Oscars?


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The Oscars, formally known as the Academy Awards, are highly esteemed awards recognizing artistic and technical excellence in the American film industry. These awards are considered the most significant and prestigious honors in the US entertainment industry, and they are awarded annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The winners in various categories are presented with a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit," but commonly referred to as the "Oscar," which depicts a knight in the Art Deco style.


The first Academy Awards were held in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The ceremony was broadcasted on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. The Oscars are the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and the oldest of the four major annual American entertainment awards, serving as the model for the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music.


Where are the Oscars 2024 held?

The 96th Academy Awards, commonly known as Oscars 2024 is set to take place at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre - an esteemed venue nestled within Hollywood & Highland Centre. This renowned locale has graciously hosted The Oscars over more than two decades; it stands witness to countless indelible moments throughout its storied history. The ceremony holds particular significance this year as on March 10, it signifies a pivotal moment in the film industry by celebrating excellence across various categories including film production, design and sound engineering.

Jimmy Kimmel will serve as the host for the fourth time and it promises an evening swathed in laughter; punctuated with tears and applause. This event is dedicated to recognizing the cinema's finest talents for their extraordinary contributions. The nominations were announced in January 2024 and Oppenheimer emerged as a leader boasting an impressive count of thirteen nods; Poor Things followed closely behind with eleven nods while Killers of the Flower Moon secured ten prestigious mentions – solidifying their positions among this year’s most lauded contenders.


United States of America (USA)

The official Oscars website states that ABC stations worldwide will broadcast the event. Local ABC channels will offer free over-the-air access to it on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT. Cable or satellite subscribers can also tune in as part of their lineup through ABC. The Oscars 2024 offers live streaming options on a range of over-the-top (OTT) platforms. This includes Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, Sling TV and DirecTV Stream; all subscription-based streaming services—provide event access through ABC on their platforms. Moreover: many of these providers extend free trials for their live television services.


United Kingdom (UK)

The Sky Cinema Oscars channel, an exclusive offering for Sky TV and Now TV subscribers in the UK, will broadcast the live Oscars 2024. This event is scheduled to air on March 13 at 01:00 AM GMT. Furthermore; viewers can also tune into a variety of other platforms provided by Sky - including but not limited to SKY UK, BSKYB, NOW TV: Sky One – even extending across different categories such as Entertainment (Sky Living), On-Demand Services (Sky On Demand), Online Streaming Applications (SKY GO & SVOD) News or Art related content through their service offerings like Sky News and Arts respectively.



Who is hosting the Oscars 2024?


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The 2024 Oscars ceremony will have Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night show presenter, as host once more. This marks his fourth occasion overseeing the event. His sharp wit and humorous style are well-recognized, providing a sense of comfort to those watching.


Kimmel is going to work with Molly McNearney, who is the executive producer for the broadcast. The event will start at 5 p.m. PT and 8 p.m. ET. The official red carpet pre-show, which is called "Countdown to the Oscars," will start at 3:30 p.m. PT or 6:30 p.m. ET and fans can watch it on ABC channel.


Also read: List of all Best Picture Oscar winners over the years


Who is presenting at the Oscars 2024?

The Academy has yet to disclose the individuals who will grace the stage as presenters this year; however, given the remarkable lineup of presenters at the Oscars 2023, anticipation is high for an equally awe-inspiring selection.


Last year's roster boasted an impressive array of luminaries including Halle Berry, Paul Dano, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Olsen, Pedro Pascal, and John Travolta, among other notable figures.


Also Read: Complete list of all Oscars Hosts over the years



FAQs

A: The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is an annual awards ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry. The awards are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A: The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote for the Academy Awards.
A: The winners of the Academy Awards are determined by a vote of the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A: The Academy Awards have several categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and several technical categories.
A: The nominees for the Academy Awards are chosen by the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who submit their nominations in each category.
A: The Academy Awards ceremony has been held since 1929.
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