It’s not long to go until the Oscars 2016, an exciting date for all of you theatre amateurs out there who can’t get enough of the stage and silver screen.
Oscar Sunday is taking place this year on February 28th on ABC, with stars starting to tread the red carpet from 19:00 Eastern Time and the actual ceremony kicking off at 20:30 Eastern Time.
So who do you think will walk away with one of those little gold statues this year? The nominees include Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender and Eddie Redmayne for best actor in a leading role.
The nominees for best actress in a leading role, meanwhile, are Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling and Saoirse Ronan.
And the best film nominees are The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, Bring Him Home, The Revenant, Room and Spotlight.
This year’s Oscars event has been caught up in some controversy, however, with claims of whitewashing abounding, given the fact that no people of colour have been nominated for acting awards – for the second year in a row. Follow the debate on this issue online under the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.
Because of this apparent race row, it would seem that some big Hollywood A-listers are planning on boycotting the red carpet. Ethan Hawke is calling on his fellow actors to avoid the event, while Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have both now said that they won’t be there. Jada even went so far as to publish a video revealing just why she won’t be in attendance.