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When are the 2019 Oscar nominations going to be announced?

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (9897037dl) Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper 'A Star Is Born' film premiere, London, UK - 27 Sep 2018

A Star Is Borns Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper could clean up at this years awards (Photo: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock)

The Golden Globes have kicked off the awards season for 2019 and attention will soon be turning towards the Academy Awards.

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This year will be the 91st anniversary of the awards show and a new host for the event hasnt been announced yet.

Kevin Hart was initially confirmed to front this years Oscars, but he stepped down from the role last month after controversial tweets from the comedians past began to resurface.

A new category called Bes Popular Film was originally going to be launched at this years ceremony, but after a negative reaction it was announced that it would no longer be presented this year.

It was announced in September that the category would be postponed with statement saying The Academy recognised that implementing any new award nine months into the year creates challenges for films that have already been released.

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Many films have already appeared as early favourites for this years awards, but the official nominations havent been announced yet.

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When are the Oscar nominations announced?

The Academy Award nominations are set to be announced on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

Last year the nominations were revealed on 23 January, with The Shape of Water going on to win Best Picture

When will the event take place?

If youre in the UK and hoping to watch the events unfold live then you will be staying up quite late as the 2019 Oscar will begin at 1am on Monday 25 February.

It will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollwood, California.

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Who are the current Oscars 2019 favourites?

A Star Is Born is the early favourite to claim many of the top prizes at this years Academy Awards.

The movie is the current front-runner to claim the main prize of Best Film with Betfair currently offering odds of 1/1.

Roma isnt too far behind as the next favourite with current odds of 5/2, followed by Green Book at 9/1 and then The Favourite and Vice which are both currently 12/1.

For Best Actor Bradley Cooper is leading the way with odds of 4/7, and he is followed by Christian Bale (11/4) for his portryal of Dick Cheney while Rami Malek is 16/5 for his role as Freddie Mercury.

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Its a close choice for Best Actress with Lady Gaga (6/4) and Glenn Close (11/8) currently leading with the bookmakers, but Olivia Colman with 10/3 and Emily Blunt at 10/1 arent too far behind.

Alfonso Cuaron (2/5) is favourite for the Best Director prize for his drama Roma at 2/5, while Bradley Cooper is next up at 9/2 for his work on A Star Is Born.

Odds courtesy of Betfair.

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