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Fantasy romance 'The Shape of Water' topped the Oscars nominations list with 13 nominations. (Shutterstock/ Featureflash Photo Agency)
The 90th Academy Awards is slated to run at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on March 4.
The Oscars is considered to be the most prestigious awards ceremony in the film industry, as the winners are chosen by a team of 7,000 industry professionals, ensuring the winners' quality.
Here are five interesting facts about the Oscars 2018, as compiled by Antara.
Who is hosting the Oscars 2018?
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is scheduled to host the ceremony for a second consecutive year.
Who are the nominees?
Fantasy romance The Shape of Water topped the Oscars nominations list with 13 nominations. Meanwhile, Christopher Nolan’s war film Dunkirk received eight nominations, making it the second-most nominated film in the event.
The full list of nominees can be checked using the following link.
Who are the presenters?
Following Academy Award tradition, the awards will be presented by last year’s winners. Therefore, expect to see Mahershala Ali and Emma Stone back on stage.
Furthermore, actors and actresses including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Marie Saint, Wes Studi, Kelly Marie Tran and Zendaya will also reportedly present Oscars.
Who is performing at the Oscars 2018?
Oscars 2018 producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced on Saturday that Common, Mary J. Blige, Gael García Bernal, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle and Sufjan Stevens would be performing this year’s nominated songs.
How to watch the Oscars 2018 online
Those wanting to watch the awards ceremony online may go to ABC Go and the ABC app.
Alternatively, movie enthusiasts can also watch the event through subscription-based services, such as YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV and Playstation Vue. (jes/wen)
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