The 2019 Academy Awards are almost here. Every year, those who work in film gather to celebrate the past year's greatest achievements. As with years past, there has been plenty of controversy leading up to the Oscars, but never more so this year.
This year, there is not a host for the Oscars
One of the most shocking announcements came when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it will not be hosting the 201
This is not the first time the show has gone without a host. Exactly 30 years ago, the 61st Academy Awards ceremony did not have one, and it was famously awful.
The 2019 Academy Awards wants to be.
Because the Oscars are airing on ABC, here's who could show up
The 2019 Academy Awards will be shown on ABC, as they are every year. ABC is owned by Disney, which also owns numerous other major brands, including Marvel. Because of the success and major star associated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it has begun to show some of the most notable actors from the franchise to step in and host. Though this could be interesting, there is no solid proof behind this rumor.
The Academy made other changes along the way
The host debacle was just one of this year's ceremony has faced. There is the announcement of a new category, Best Popular Film, which offers the selection process works.
But the biggest uproar came up with the decision to have four of the 24 categories presented during commercials. Many argued that this shows a lot of consideration for the winners in those categories, which include Best Cinematography and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. This decision was criticized by George Clooney and Guillermo del Toro.
How long will the ceremony be?
Though it proved to be a controversial move presented during the commercials. The Oscars are given a three-hour slot, but almost always run over. 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Oscar this year
As always, there are so many talented people and incredible films nominated at the 2019 Academy Awards. Arguably, everyone has an equal chance of winning, but some seem more likely than others. Take a look at our Oscar. And tune in to watch who takes home the big prize.