She is an artist in her own right. According to her website, Amatus is a " performative conceptual artist working in the mediums of Music, Film and Theatre primarily dealing with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. " She spent the early years of her life in the South Side of Chicago. Following her parents #39; divorce, Amatus moved to Philadelphia with her mother, who is a social worker. She is also a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts and did one year at RADA in acting.
The biggest night in film has finally arrived, as the 91st Academy Awards are set to get going on Sunday night at 5 PM PT 8 PM ET on ABC. There are a wide variety of notable story lines coming into this year 's ceremony, but none have received more exhaustive coverage that the fact that the Oscars are going to air without a host for the first time in 30 years. Even if you don 't care about the awards, it might be worth tuning in just to see how that shakes out.Of course, Best Picture is always a hot topic when it comes to the Oscars, but for the first time, Netflix has a realistic chance of walking away with the event 's most prestigious award. Roma has some stout competition from the likes of Green Book, A Star Is Born, and even dark horse (and fan favorite) Black Panther.
For those who wish to catch up with the awards ceremony later in the day, Star Movies and Star Movies HD will telecast the show at 8:30 pm on February 25, Monday.In fact, this time the Academy, for the first time does not have a host in 30 years. Along with this several other changes were brought where the ceremony was set to be cut to three hours only due to viewership and there the rest of the awards would be announced during commercial breaks, however, it was much criticised. The Academy has now brought it back to the original time and all the 24 categories will be aired.
Draped in gold, with a train fanning out behind her, Close looked like an Oscar herself on the red carpet at the 2019 Oscars. Her regal look, which she said weighed around 40 pounds and was adorned with 4 million beads, stunned viewers.
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Hollywood insiders and movie fans are eagerly waiting to hear the names of the Oscar winners on Sunday night (Monday morning in India). But the statistical quirks that Tinseltown's biggest night of the year throws up can be as intriguing as tracking which movies get the most golden statuettes. Here are some fun facts and figures about this year's list of nominees, and a bit of Oscars trivia:
By Luke DarbyFebruary 23, 2019FacebookTwitterEmailJohn SciulliThe 2019 Oscars are going to be the first Academy Awards in 30 years to be completely host less, which actually makes the show sound a lot more appealing. But even beyond that, this year #x27;s show has produced some weird, twisty nominations. Both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are up for Best Supporting Actress for truly fantastic The Favourite, and the Spanish and Mixtec language Roma could take Best Picture.But the real drama is going down in the Best Actress category, which is easy to cast as a contest between Glenn Close and Lady Gaga, and their performances in The Wife and A Star Is Born respectively have both generated a lot of praise and near constant award speculation. The Oscar could also go to Roma #x27;s Yalitza Aparicio for her very first performance or Olivia Coleman for her gout ridden queen inThe Favourite. With all of those heavy hitters, it #x27;s easy for Melissa McCarthy to slip under the radar in her first Best Actress nomination.
File photo: Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Image Credit: Matt Sayles Invision AP How much does an Oscar statue weigh? Which actor has received the most ever nominations? Who has the most Oscars ever?Here are some fun facts about the 91st Academy Awards, which will take place in Hollywood on Sunday (Monday morning for the UAE):
Black Panther capped off a record setting year with an historic Oscar nomination last month, becoming the first ever Marvel film and first comic book movie, in general to earn a Best Picture nod. Director Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan are at the center of Black Panther's story, which tackles issues of family, nationalism and the elusive feeling of belonging, but the spectacular supporting cast is bolstered by the female presence, from the stately Queen Ramonda to the fierce fighters of the Dora Milaje. It was a significant creative choice not lost on Coogler, who has spoken openly about his drive to make female characters central to the film's story, which could have easily brushed the secondary characters aside to focus solely on the conflict between the Black Panther and Killmonger. But that wasn't the story he wanted to tell.
Two films in contention at this year 's Oscars earned nominations for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress: "The Favourite " (twice) and "Roma. " How likely is it that both women from the same film will win Academy Awards on Feb. 24? In the 82 years since the supporting awards were introduced at the 9th Oscars, 10 films could boast victories in both these races.
Our oracle is a fairly simple computer program we wrote that accepts 69 years of data on major film awards, ignores all but the most predictive variables, and returns a statistical model that can predict past winners with extraordinary accuracy. Even in a chaotic year for Hollywood, the model is still bullish on Roma, directed by Alfonso Cuar oacute;n and streamed on Netflix, as the leading contender for the top honors, assigning it a score of 45.5 out of 100, which is four times higher than the closest competition.That score represents the historical odds that films with the same accolades as Roma have gone on to win Best Picture, with one caveat: This model considers each film 's odds of success independently through the wide lens of history, not as an eight way race among this year 's nominees. Thus, the probabilities we computed for 2019 do not sum to 100%.
The 91st Academy Awards are just around the corner. Yes, it 's Oscar season and the biggest awards night in Hollywood is all set to roll out the red carpet on February 24, 8 PM ET at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood amp; Highland Center. For the first time ever, a superhero film has been nominated for the coveted Best Picture academy award. Only time will tell if Black Panther makes history by taking the Oscar home or if Spider Man: Into The Spider Verse takes home the award for the Best Animated Feature Film. For now, let 's take a look at how those of you who have ditched cable TV in favour of streaming platforms can watch the 2019 Oscars live online in India. How to livestream 2019 Oscars in IndiaWhile the Academy Awards are slated to happen on the night of February 24 in the US, in India, viewers can catch the ceremony live on February 25 at 6:30 AM. The only place to catch the Oscars live in India online is Hotstar, which will be streaming the entire event starting 6:30 AM. The Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live will be streamed exclusively on Twitter starting at 6:30 PM EST or 5 AM India time. The Red Carpet Live stream can be accessed on Twitter here. 2019 Oscar NomineesAll 2019 Oscar NomineesThe Nominees of the 91st Academy Awards have already been announced and the list is pretty diverse. However, The Favourite and Netflix 's Roma received the most number of nominations, 10 in total, including nominations in the categories of Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Here is the full list of Oscar nominations for 2019. Performance by an actor in a leading role nominees:Christian Bale in VICE Bradley Cooper in A STAR IS BORN Willem Dafoe in AT ETERNITY #39;S GATE Rami Malek in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Viggo Mortensen in GREEN BOOK Performance by an actor in a supporting role nominees:Mahershala Ali in GREEN BOOK Adam Driver in BLACKkKLANSMAN Sam Elliott in A STAR IS BORN Richard E. Grant in CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Sam Rockwell in VICE Performance by an actress in a leading role nominees:Yalitza Aparicio in ROMA Glenn Close in THE WIFE Olivia Colman in THE FAVOURITE Lady Gaga in A STAR IS BORN Melissa McCarthy in CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Performance by an actress in a supporting role nominees:Amy Adams in VICE Marina de Tavira in ROMA Regina King in IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Emma Stone in THE FAVOURITE Rachel Weisz in THE FAVOURITE Best animated feature film of the year nominees:INCREDIBLES 2 Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle ISLE OF DOGS Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson MIRAI Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer SPIDER MAN: INTO THE SPIDER VERSE Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Achievement in cinematography nominees:COLD WAR ukasz al THE FAVOURITE Robbie Ryan NEVER LOOK AWAY Caleb Deschanel ROMA Alfonso Cuar oacute;n A STAR IS BORN Matthew Libatique Achievement in costume design nominees: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS Mary Zophres BLACK PANTHER Ruth Carter THE FAVOURITE Sandy Powell MARY POPPINS RETURNS Sandy Powell MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Alexandra Byrne Achievement in directing nominees:BLACKkKLANSMAN Spike Lee COLD WAR Pawe Pawlikowski THE FAVOURITE Yorgos Lanthimos ROMA Alfonso Cuar oacute;n VICE Adam McKay Best documentary feature nominees:FREE SOLO Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim MINDING THE GAP Bing Liu and Diane Quon OF FATHERS AND SONS Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert RBG Betsy West and Julie Cohen Best documentary short subject nominees:BLACK SHEEP Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn END GAME Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman LIFEBOAT Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN Marshall Curry PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton Achievement in film editing nominees:BLACKkKLANSMAN Barry Alexander Brown BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY John Ottman THE FAVOURITE Yorgos Mavropsaridis GREEN BOOK Patrick J. Don Vito VICE Hank Corwin Best foreign language film of the year nominees:CAPERNAUM Lebanon Directed by Nadine Labaki COLD WAR Poland Directed by Pawe Pawlikowski NEVER LOOK AWAY Germany Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck ROMA Mexico Directed by Alfonso Cuar oacute;n SHOPLIFTERS Japan Directed by Hirokazu Kore eda Best motion picture of the year nominees:BLACK PANTHER Kevin Feige, Producer BLACKkKLANSMAN Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, Producers BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Graham King, Producer THE FAVOURITE Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers GREEN BOOK Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers ROMA Gabriela Rodr iacute;guez and Alfonso Cuar oacute;n, Producers A STAR IS BORN Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers VICE Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers Achievement in production design nominees: BLACK PANTHER Production Design: Hannah Beachler Set Decoration: Jay Hart THE FAVOURITE Production Design: Fiona Crombie Set Decoration: Alice Felton FIRST MAN Production Design: Nathan Crowley Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas MARY POPPINS RETURNS Production Design: John Myhre Set Decoration: Gordon Sim ROMA Production Design: Eugenio Caballero Set Decoration: B aacute;rbara Enr iacute;quez Best animated short film nominees:ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR Alison Snowden and David Fine BAO Domee Shi and Becky Neiman Cobb LATE AFTERNOON Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonz aacute;lez Blanco ONE SMALL STEP Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas WEEKENDS Trevor Jimenez Best live action short film nominees:DETAINMENT Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon FAUVE Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon MARGUERITE Marianne Farley and Marie H eacute;l egrave;ne Panisset MOTHER Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Mar iacute;a del Puy Alvarado SKIN Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman Achievement in visual effects nominees:AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould FIRST MAN Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm READY PLAYER ONE Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy Adapted screenplay nominees:THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS Written by Joel Coen amp; Ethan Coen BLACKkKLANSMAN Written by Charlie Wachtel amp; David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott amp; Spike Lee CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Written for the screen by Barry Jenkins A STAR IS BORN Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper amp; Will Fetters Original screenplay nominees:THE FAVOURITE Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara FIRST REFORMED Written by Paul Schrader GREEN BOOK Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly ROMA Written by Alfonso Cuar oacute;n VICE Written by Adam McKay Oscar Nominees image courtesy: Oscar.go.com