The 91st Academy Awards
Written by Jose Pernalete on February 22, 2019
The 91st Academy Awards
There comes a time in every movie lover’s life when we all gather around, maybe meet with some friends and family, maybe comfy by yourself, but the time comes once a year when we get ready for the most important award ceremony in the cinema world, The Academy Awards. And that time is now, this Sunday 24th
This year will be the 91st Academy Award celebration, and there are some clear challenges ahead. After the worst couple of years for the Oscars in rating, as well as public acceptance, the Academy did not get off to a good start this year either. There have been already a bunch of controversies and dramas surrounding the ceremony.
Well, this part is one of the most shocking. Nobody is up to be the host for this year’s show. While Kevin Hart was first appointed for the role, the comedian refused to follow the Academy’s conditions and turned down the role. No one else was publicly called to fill that role, and while it is not the first time the ceremony doesn’t have a host, is certainly a rarity in the past over 30 years.
The Academy usually fills a list of the awards presenters of each award, and with no host to bind together the show, this list is a very awaited one by the fans this year. Anyway, that is yet another thing the academy did not announce nor confirm for this ceremony, rumor has it that some movie superheroes will need to fill that void. There is a list of possible award presenters but it is still unconfirmed.
About the music…
While the original announcement was that the ceremony would only present two of the nominees for this year’s Best Original Song award, the academy took that back and now it will, apparently, have all the songs performed. Still, it is possible that the songs are shortened to a mere 90 seconds instead of allowing the full song performance.
Aside from Lady Gaga, we will get some other huge musical sensations to perform, this band is technically not nominated for an award. Queen was just confirmed for playing in the show. How, when, and why is still unclear, but there is a simple reason for this. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen’s biopic, is one of the biggest surprises of this award season, and in the Oscars, it is no different, with five nominations including Best Picture.
Most of the most criticized changes in this year award ceremony are meant for making the event shorter in a desperate attempt to get better ratings after what’s been the worst years for the Academy Awards. Still, with most of the changes having been taken down due to harsh backlash from the audience as well as some Hollywood figures criticizing these changes, the Academy is looking forward to the three hour mark, but get some extra time in your hands just in case if you want to be sure to watch the whole show, you know how Hollywood people can get when receiving awards .