When are Oscars nominations announced? What to know about Oscars nominations, host and date for 2019

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The Oscars are just around the corner! The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, and will air live on ABC.

As in years past, the ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.

Who is hosting the Oscars?
Kevin Hart was initially announced as the show's host in early December, though he dropped out following online backlash against years-old homophobic tweets. A replacement host has yet to be announced.

Who will be nominated?
While there is no way to predict exactly which films will be nominated, the nomination announcements for other awards shows such as the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards can provide clues. This is good news for fans of several films that have scored plenty of early nominations, including A Star Is Born, Black Panther and The Favourite.

On Dec. 17, the Oscars released shortlists for nine of its 24 categories. The announcement narrowed the field to just a handful of potential nominees in categories such as Best Original Song and Best Visual Effects.

When will the nominations be announced?
Here are key dates to keep in mind ahead of the ceremony:
  • Nominations voting opens: Monday, Jan. 7, 2019
  • Nominations voting closes: Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
  • Oscar nominations announcement: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
  • Oscar nominees luncheon: Monday, Feb. 4, 2019
  • Scientific and Technical Awards: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
  • Finals voting opens: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
  • Finals voting closes: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
  • 91st Oscars: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019

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