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OSCARS 2018: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS YEAR’S ACADEMY AWARDS

published time By Shweta Kulkarni published time 15 Feb, 2018 Share image 1 Share

It is that time of the year when every individual from the Hollywood film industry and movie buffs around the world are eagerly waiting for the biggest and the grandest entertainment awards night – The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised in India on Star India.

The award ceremony that celebrates and honors talent from the realm of film and Tv industry is undoubtedly one of the most-awaited night, and from what we hear this year the nominees have quite a show lined-up.

Excited? Well, here’s what all to expect from this year’s Academy Awards Ceremony, which will be again hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Breath-taking Moments On The Red Carpet

The Academy Awards are not only one of the most significant awards show but also a huge fashion event where the who’s who of Hollywood dress up in their fineries and give out some major fashion goals. The Oscar’s red carpet is usually a spectacle that shouldn’t be miss and going by the history, this year too it promises to be a fashion extravaganza. In addition to the live streaming of the ceremony, one will also get to see the live red-carpet coverage.

Clean Sweep For The Shape Of Water

The American fantasy drama film – The Shape Of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro has received a total of 13 Oscar nominations and is clearly leading the race. Set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962, this other-worldly fairy tale, starring Sally Hawkins has won the audience all over and is favored to win big at the Oscars. The film has already won several awards, and it won’t be a surprise if it sweeps many awards at Oscars 2018 too.

Maybe Another Big Win For The Marvellous Meryl Streep

The powerhouse of talent – Meryl Streep has received her 21st Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Katharine Graham in the historical, political drama – The Post. She has packed another solid performance in the film and the possibilities of her clinching the Best Actress award this year is quite high.  If she wins this will be Streep’s fourth Oscar.

Daniel Day-Lewis’s Last Oscar

Versatile actor Daniel Day-Lewis has made history by becoming the only person to win an Oscar in the best actor category on three occasions, and this year the brilliant actor has landed himself a nomination again for his fantastic performance in the film Phantom Thread.

While he is nominated along with strong contenders like Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), James Franco (The Disaster Artist), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) the chances of Day-Lewis bagging the awards are quite big. He was mighty impressive as Reynolds Woodcock in Phantom Thread and totally deserves the honors.

Interestingly, if he wins, this will be his last Oscar as the actor has announced his retirement, marking Phantom Thread as his last project.

Women Power

The Academy Awards have often been criticized for not honoring as many women talents as they should. However, this year at the Oscars it is all about women power. Director Greta Gerwig has received a nomination in the Best Director category for her film Lady Bird. If she wins, she becomes the second woman to win Best Director award at the Academy Awards. Previously Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman director to win the Oscar for her war drama The Hurt Locker.

In another historic bid, for the first time in 90 years, a woman is nominated in the best cinematographer category. Rachel Morrison has become the first woman in the history of Oscars to bag a nomination for cinematography for her film Mudbound. Even the film’s writer, Dee Rees is nominated for her writing. And if she wins she will also create history as no black woman has ever won an Oscar for writing.  

So, block your dates for the grand night now!

For more updates on Oscars 2018, stay tuned to LiveInStyle.com.

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