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The 90th Academy Awards, Oscars, are all set for 4th March

The Oscars, the highest honors in the movie business will be celebrating their 90th anniversary on Sunday, 4th March. The 90th Academy Awards will be given out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will be held in Hollywood. Since 1929, the glamorous event has captured the imagination of film fans and even the celebrities all around the world.

This year’s event will be taking place on 3rd of March; the voting for the awards has officially ended some while ago.

Jimmy Kimmel is ready for hosting this year’s Oscars making it for the second time. Last year Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong film as best picture, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong film as best picture, hope that stint is not repeated this time.

Nominations for the best pictures were tweeted by Academy Awards official account, along with other categories.

Best director nominees

Leading actress nominees

Leading actor nominees

Original screenplay nominees

Adapted Screenplay nominees

The first Oscars ceremony was held on May 16, 1929, at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and it was the only time that a film from the silent era won best picture award. It was 1939 when the academy officially began using the nickname ”Oscar” for its awards.

In the 90 years journey the ”Moonlight” becomes the first ever film with an all black cast to win best picture, but in a backstage envelope mix up, victory was first handed to musical ”La La Land” last year. Earlier in 2016 there had been a protest for being second year in a row that all the 20 nominees for acting category were white. Which prompted criticism and the hash tag #OscarsSoWhite went all over the social media.

It’s only been thrice that a movie won in every category for which it was nominated. In 2003 ”The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, won 11 awards, tying with ”Titanic” in 1997 and ”Ben-Hur” in 1959.

And so with so many legacies, the final countdown has begun only few days left for the world’s biggest awards ceremony; let’s see who will bag the golden trophy at the 90th Academy Awards this year.

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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