Stormiest And Strangest Oscar Awards Season
At least the weather will be sunny for Sunday afternoon’s Oscar Awards ceremony following one of the stormiest — and strangest — awards seasons in memory, according a report by Dave McNary of the well known entertainment industry news magazine Variety.
Expectations have been turned upside down in key categories amid a historic lack of consensus among guild and critics groups. The 91st Academy Oscar Awards will be the first in three decades without a host. The show is produced by Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss, with Weiss also serving as director.
The Oscar Awards show begins at 5 p.m. PST Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with Oscars presented in 24 categories. ABC will televise the ceremony in the U.S., where producers are hopeful that the broadcast won’t see the same kind of decline as last year’s 16% plunge to 26.5 million, the lowest U.S. viewership in Oscar history.
Though there was rain — and snow – in Los Angeles earlier this week, the Oscar Awards ceremony should unfold in chilly but dry weather with highs near 63 in the afternoon, dropping to 43 at night.
The awards season has lifted the fortunes of Roma, Bohemian Rhapsody Green Book, Black Panther and Can You Ever Forgive Me? and put a dent in the hopes for A Star Is Born and Vice. But pundits remain uncertain as to many of the outcomes, based on voting by the 7,902 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.