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Your guide to the 2019 Oscars: Here’s everything you need to know before tonight’s show

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hand out their annual awards during the 91st Oscars ceremony tonight and we’ve compiled a list of everything you need to know before the biggest show in Hollywood, including where to watch, who is nominated, who will be presenting, who will be performing, and more.

Where can I watch the Oscars?

The 91st Oscars will take place tonight at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and will air live on the ABC Television Network starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. You can also stream the live broadcast online on ABC.com and the ABC app by logging in with your TV provider account.

Who will be hosting the Oscars?

The 91st Oscars will be the first Oscars to go without a host since 1989. Kevin Hart, who was originally slated to host, stepped down from the role after his past homophobic tweets, which he initially refused to apologize for, resurfaced on social media, creating a wave of controversy and backlash.

Who is nominated for an Oscar?

Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born, and Vice are among the eight nominees for Best Picture, while Spike Lee, Pawel Pawlikowski, Yorgos Lanthimos, Alfonso Cuarón, and Adam McKay are up for Best Director.

Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe, Rami Malek, and Viggo Mortensen are nominated in the Best Actor category, and Mahershala Ali, Adam Driver, Sam Elliott, Richard E. Grant, and Sam Rockwell are all nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

For Best Actress, Glenn Close is nominated along with Lady Gaga, Yalitz Aparicio, Olivia Colman, and Melissa McCarthy, while Regina King, Amy Adams, Marina de Tavira, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz are all nominated together in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Who will be presenting the awards?

Chris Evans, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Jason Momoa, Sarah Paulson, Paul Rudd, Laura Dern, John Mulaney, Michael Keaton, Helen Mirren, KiKi Layne, Tessa Thompson, Tina Fey, Brie Larson, Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, Elsie Fisher, Michelle Yeoh, Brian Tyree Henry, and Charlize Theron are among those who will be presenting tonight.

Who will be performing at the Oscars?

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will perform “Shallow” from A Star Is Born; Jennifer Hudson will perform “I’ll Fight” from RBG; Bette Midler will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns; Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will perform “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; and Queen and Adam Lambert, who have not yet announced what they will be performing.

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The ‘Uncharted’ movie is probably just one of those things that’s never actually going to get made

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Between Spider-Man parting ways with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and now this new development regarding the long-in-the-works film adaptation of Uncharted, it’s been a pretty eventful and rather unfortunate week for Tom Holland.

Dan Trachtenberg, the fifth director to be attached to Uncharted, has reportedly exited the project for unspecified reasons, though it’s likely it had to do with creative differences or whatever bullshit excuse it is that these studios manage to pull out of their asses whenever a director leaves a high-profile project.

Again, Trachtenberg was not the first, second, third, or fourth director to be attached to be Uncharted, but the FIFTH. David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, and Shawn Levy were all attached to the project at one point or another but ended up leaving for various different reasons.

On the bright side (?), however, Sony is already looking to lock down a replacement for Trachtenberg and a new director should be in place soon in anticipation of the film’s early 2020 production start.

But, like, let’s be real here for a second; what are the chances of the Uncharted movie actually happening at this point? This is a truly cursed production and if it does actually ever get made, I vow to release my tax returns.

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Adam Driver and Annette Bening work to expose the CIA’s torture program in ‘The Report’ trailer

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Another day, another trailer for a movie starring Adam Driver; a few days after Netflix blessed us with two teasers trailers for Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, Amazon Studios has released the first trailer Scott Z. Burns’ The Report.

Driver stars here as idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones, who is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s inhumane Detention and Interrogation Program, which was formed in the wake of 9/11 and used “enhanced interrogation techniques” — that’s government codeword for torture.

“Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public,” reads the synopsis.

In addition to Driver and Bening, The Report features one hell of an impressive ensemble cast that includes the likes of Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney.

The film premiered at and was purchased out of the Sundance Film Festival in January and currently boasts a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it sounds like we’re going to be in for quite a treat when The Report hits theaters on November 15 and Prime Video on November 29.

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Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman & Margot Robbie glare intensely at each other in the ‘Bombshell’ trailer

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Despite taking place entirely in a hot, stuffy elevator and featuring little to no dialogue, the first trailer for Jay Roach’s Fox News drama Bombshell about the downfall of Roger Ailes does a pretty damn good job of showcasing what is likely to be a serious contender this awards season.

Written by Charles Randolph, Bombshell chronicles the inevitable collapse of Ailes’ reign at Fox News, where he served as chairman and CEO up until his resignation in 2016 amid dozens of sexual harassment and abuse allegations from several female employees at the conservative media empire.

Among the many women who accused Ailes of misconduct were former Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, who are played here by Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, respectively, while Margot Robbie plays as a fictional associate producer named Kayla Pospisil.

As if those three stars weren’t enough, the film’s ensemble cast also includes the likes of John Lithgow (who plays Ailes), Allison Janney, Kate McKinnon, Malcolm McDowell, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, and Stephen Root.

I don’t know about you, but I dig everything about this trailer (I could literally watch Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Margot Robbie glaring at each other in an elevator all day) and I’m actually pretty excited to see how Bombshell turns out when it drops in December.

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