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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 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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Phoenix: Here’s your chance to see ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ early and for free



Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Dying to see some monster on monster action? Then you’ll be pleased to learn that Warner Bros. is giving several of our very lucky Silver Screen Beat readers in Phoenix a chance to attend a free advance screening of Godzilla: King of the Monsters next week.

All you have to do is click on this link to enter to win passes (good for you and one guest) to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters at Harkins Arizona Mills in big, beautiful IMAX on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m.

The sweepstakes are currently underway and winners will be selected and notified via email by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 27, so good luck! Below is the official trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters as well as some additional details about the film.

Directed by: Mike Dougherty

Cast: Millie Bobbie Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sally Hawkins, and Ken Watanabe

Opens: Friday, May 31

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language

Synopsis: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

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Amid misconduct allegations, Jason Mitchell’s career has pretty much gone down the toilet



Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell was once considered a rising star in the world of Hollywood after garnering plenty of attention and praise for his portrayal of the late rapper Eazy-E in 2015’s Straight Outta Compton. Unfortunately for Mitchell, though, he seems to have pretty much nuked his own career.

According to Deadline, just about every person, company, or project that was involved with Mitchell at one point or another has suddenly distanced themselves from the actor in recent weeks due to “allegations of inappropriate behavior being leveled against him.”

While Deadline says that the details about those allegations are “sketchy,” THR reports that Tiffany Boone, who played Mitchell’s girlfriend on the Showtime series The Chi, says the actor sexually harassed her on multiple different occasions, making her feel unsafe on set.

In fact, Boone began feeling so unsafe on the set of The Chi that she would often have her fiance, Dear White People actor Marque Richardson, come to set with her on days when she had to shoot scenes with Mitchell. And, get this: Boone was only one of several actresses on The Chi who had made complaints against Mitchell.

Since these allegations came to light, Mitchell has been dropped by not only his talent agent, United Talent Agency, but also his management company and his role from The Chi, as well as a role in the upcoming Netflix comedy film Desperados.

Desperados had not even begun shooting yet at the time that Mitchell was fired, but THR says that Mitchell’s co-stars on the film had already begun expressing their concerns and complaints about working with him. So, yeah, that dude must’ve been pretty damn shitty for that to be the case.

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Leonardo DiCaprio torches a bunch of Nazis in the new ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ trailer



Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Stop whatever it is that you’re doing, scroll to the bottom of this post, and watch the new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood right fuckin’ now. And then watch it again immediately after. And maybe one more time after that.

There’s so much to unpack here, but let me begin by saying this new Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer makes the movie look like an absolute blast and I am beyond jealous of all of the lucky bastards who get to see it two whole months (!) early at Cannes today. I envy every single one of them.

Between seeing Al Pacino in a movie for the first time in god knows how long, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton lighting up a bunch of Nazis with a flamethrower, Margot Robbie playing Sharon Tate, and Brad Pitt just being charming as hell, I am officially 100% in on this movie if I wasn’t already.

Critics are currently getting Once Upon a Time in Hollywood projected into their eyeholes at Cannes as we speak, so we should be getting the first reviews for the film within the next couple of hours, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for those.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will hit theaters on July 26. Now go watch that new trailer again.

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