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Oscars 2024 Preview: Host, Nominees, and Presenters You Need to Know

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Here’s all you need to be aware of for the Oscars 2024: Presenters, nominees, and the host details.

Set for March 10 in Los Angeles, the Oscars this year promise excitement following a season filled with award ceremonies like the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Grammys. Standing out as the pinnacle of award seasons, the 96th Academy Awards could potentially be a big night for “Oppenheimer,” leading with 13 nominations. However, other contenders such as “Barbie,” “Killers Of The Flower Moon,” and “Poor Things” also vie for recognition.

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Key details for the 2024 Oscars event:

Oscar Ceremony Date and Time:
Scheduled for March 10 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the ceremony will kick off at 7pm EDT, an hour earlier than previous years, with live coverage on ABC. Pre-ceremony festivities start at 6.30pm EDT.

Oscar Presenters:
Returning to the stage are last year’s top acting award recipients, including Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Jamie Lee Curtis, following a longstanding tradition. Additionally, “Scarface” stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino, alongside other celebrities like Zendaya, Matthew McConaughey, and Jessica Lange, will present awards, with more names to be announced.

Oscar Host:
Jimmy Kimmel returns as host for his fourth stint, matching the records of Whoopi Goldberg and Jack Lemmon, and trailing behind Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, and Bob Hope in terms of hosting frequency. Kimmel humorously expressed his ambition to host four times.

Best Picture Nominees:
The race for Best Picture includes “American Fiction,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Barbie,” “The Holdovers,” and several others, totaling ten nominations.

Favorites and Predictions:
“Oppenheimer” leads as a favorite, with Christopher Nolan tipped for Best Director. The Best Actress and Best Actor categories are anticipated to be closely contested, highlighting potential first-time Oscar winners and significant milestones.

Controversy and Discussions:
“Barbie” faces notable snubs despite its box office success, sparking discussions on perceived industry biases and the historical challenges comedies face at the Oscars.

Oscar Ceremony Changes:
This year’s Oscars maintain tradition without significant changes, aside from the earlier start time, ensuring all awards are presented live. A new award for best casting is introduced but will be awarded in future ceremonies.

Additional Highlights:
Look out for record-setting nominations, including John Williams for his 49th best score, and notable firsts like “Godzilla Minus One” for best visual effects and two non-English language films competing for Best Picture.

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