The Academy Awards are upon us again, and Sunday’s show will have plenty for movie lovers to look forward to despite going without a host for the second year in a row.
The 92nd Oscars will be held in Los Angeles and begins at 7 p.m. Chicago time. The live ABC broadcast will air locally on WLS-Channel 7. Chicagoans who subscribe to cable and satellite services can also tune it by signing in at abc.com/watch-live or on the ABC app.
Here are the nominees in the five big categories, along with our predictions for who will win.
Best picture: “1917;” “Ford v. Ferrari;” “The Irishman;” “Jojo Rabbit;” “Joker;” “Little Women;” “Marriage Story;” “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood;” “Parasite.”
Best actor: Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory;” Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood;” Adam Driver, “Marriage Story;” Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker;” Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”
Best actress: Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet;” Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story;” Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women;” Charlize Theron, “Bombshell;” Renée Zellweger, “Judy”
Best supporting actor: Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood;” Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes;” Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood;” Joe Pesci, “The Irishman;” Al Pacino, “The Irishman.”
Best supporting actress: Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell;” Laura Dern, “Marriage Story;” Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit;” Florence Pugh, “Little Women;” Margot Robbie, “Bombshell.”
Best Picture nominees include “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Joker,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” “1917,” “Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood” and “Parasite.”
See the full list of contenders here.
Performers and presenters will help keep viewers entertained even without a host, a change that did not hurt the Oscars last year.
Cynthia Ervio, Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Randy Newman are slated to perform.
Presenters this year include: Jane Fonda, Josh Gad, Keanu Reeves, Sandra Oh, Natalie Portman, Timothee Chalamet, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Olivia Coleman, Tom Hanks, Oscar Isaac, Chris Rock, Taika Waititi, Mahershala Ali, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Zarzie Beetz, James Corden, Penélope Cruz, Beanie Feldstein, Will Ferrell, Gal Gadot, Zack Gottsagen, Salma Hayek, Mindy Kaling, Diane Keaton, Regina King, Shia LaBeouf, Brie Larson, Spike Lee, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George MacKay, Rami Malek, Steve Martin, Anthony Ramos, Ray Romano, Maya Rudolph, Mark Ruffalo, Kelly Marie Tran, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig and Rebel Wilson.
Before the awards, ABC will present “The Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live” beginning at 5:30 p.m.