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Oscars 2018: Everything you need to know

The 2018 Academy Awards take place this weekend with the biggest stars in Hollywood gathering to pose on the red carpet and congratulate each other on a job well done.

From the celebrities to the awards itself, here's everything you need to know about this year's event, including how to watch the ceremony in Northern Ireland.

When will the 2018 Academy Awards take place?

The Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 4 at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

The ceremony begins at 5.30pm in Los Angeles, which is 1.30am GMT on Monday morning.

Who will be hosting the event?

Chat show host Jimmy Kimmel will return for a second year in a row, despite his first stint being marred by a mixup with the announcement of the Best Picture Award - although that wasn't really his fault.

Can I watch the ceremony in Northern Ireland?

Yes, viewers can watch all the action live on Sky Cinema Oscars, with red carpet coverage starting from 11pm and presented by Alex Zane

Those who don't want to pull an all-nighter can watch a repeat of all the action at 8am or a highlights show at 8pm on Monday, March 5.

Viewers who don't have Sky can also watch the show live with a NOW TV Cinema pass - new customers get a 14 day free trial and then it's £9.99 a month.

Who will be presenting at this year's Oscars?

It's a long show, with a long list of presenters - so here's who we know of so far:

Sandra Bullock, Emily Blunt, comedian Dave Chappelle and Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort will present as will Nicole Kidman, Helen Mirren, Ashley Judd, Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong’o, Rita Moreno, Eugenio Derbez and Eiza Gonzalez.  Also, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Chad Boseman, Armie Hammer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill and Gal Gadot.

Who are this year's musical performers?

Those up for the Best Original Song Award and also performing include:

Mary J. Blige - Mighty River (Mudbound)

 

Common and Andra Day - Stand Up for Something (Marshall)

 

Gael Garcia Bernal, Miguel, and Natalia Lafourcade - Remember Me (Coco)

 

Keala Settle - This Is Me (The Greatest Showman)

 

Sufjan Stevens - Mystery of Love (Call Me By Your Name)

 

Who are this year's nominees?

Full list of 2018 Oscar nominations:

Best picture

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best actress

  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep, The Post

Best actor

  • Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq

Best supporting actress

  • Mary J Blige, Mudbound
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best supporting actor

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape Of Water
  • Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best director

  • Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan
  • Get Out, Jordan Peele
  • Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
  • Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Shape of Water, Guillermo Del Toro

Best adapted screenplay

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Logan
  • Molly's Game
  • Mudbound

Best original screenplay

  • The Big Sick
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best foreign language film

  • A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
  • The Insult (Lebanon)
  • Loveless (Russia)
  • On Body and Soul (Hungary)
  • The Square (Sweden)

Best original song

  • Mighty River, Mudbound (Mary J Blige)
  • The Mystery of Love, Call Me By Your Name (Sufjan Stevens)
  • Remember Me, Coco (Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez)
  • Stand Up for Something, Marshall (Common & Diane Warren, sung by Andra Day)
  • This Is Me, The Greatest Showman (Benji Pasek & Justin Paul)

Best animated feature

  • Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Best documentary feature

  • Abacus
  • Faces Places
  • Icarus
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Strong Island

Best documentary short

  • Edith + Eddie
  • Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knife Skills
  • Traffic Stop

Best original score

  • Dunkirk
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best cinematography

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Mudbound
  • The Shape of Water

Best costume design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Victoria and Abdul

Best make-up and hairstyling

  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria and Abdul
  • Wonder

Best sound editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best sound mixing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best animated short

  • Dear Basketball
  • Garden Party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

Best live action short

  • DeKalb Elementary
  • The Eleven O'Clock
  • My Nephew Emmet
  • The Silent Child
  • Watu Wote/All of Us

Best production design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water

Best visual effects

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Guardian of the Galaxy Vol 2
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for Planet of the Apes

Best film editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Dunkirk
  • I, Tonya
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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