Published: Sun, March 04, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

Do you know your Oscars? Test yourself with our quiz

Do you know your Oscars? Test yourself with our quiz

The 2018 nominees include a woman, a Hispanic, an African American and two male, Caucasian Brits.

This is the only instance of two actors - Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro - playing the same character to both celebrate Oscars triumph.

March 2, 2018 - Will Oscar voters be swayed by a highly unconventional love affair between a woman and a sea creature with supernatural powers, or the story of a determined mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter?

What are the categories to look out for?

Having been a fan of his since I first noticed him in Lawn Dogs back in the late 90s, it's about time this brilliant character actor takes home this award.

Although it doesn't always go to plan. Faye opened the envelope and announced "La La Land" as the victor a year ago, while, "Moonlight" actually was the victor. Hopefully there isn't a mixup with the cards this year.

How can I watch it?

And be sure to follow News Corp Australia's live coverage of the red-carpet arrivals and ceremony from 10am (AEDT) on Monday.

Who is hosting the event?

You may have this year's Best Picture nominees covered, but what about past winners?

And "Dunkirk" will go three for eight, winning Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.

Martin McDonagh's darkly amusing tragicomedy has surged at the 11th hour to go into Sunday as the narrow favourite in what most experts are characterizing as a four-way race with The Shape of Water, Get Out and Lady Bird.

This year's Oscars will be monumental for the women of Hollywood too. Del Toro also won the Directors Guild of America Award, making him the front-runner in the Oscar directing category, while McDonagh didn't even earn an Academy Award nomination for directing "Three Billboards". Executive Secretary Margaret Herrick, meanwhile, claimed that when she saw the award in 1931, she pointed out that it resembled her Uncle Oscar, a nickname for her cousin. With a Golden Globe, a Bafta, and a SAG for the movie, Oldman is the man to beat in the Best Actor category.

Many news outlets took that to mean #MeToo wouldn't be a part of Kimmel's talking points during the telecast, but it turns out that those conclusions were misleading.

She's won Best Actress three times, for Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice and The Iron Lady.

This year's Oscars will also see Daniela Vega become the first openly transgender person to present an award at the Oscars.

San Francisco Chronicle's Mick LaSalle praised Gerwig's direction and script, calling the film, "simply beautiful" and "warm and inspired", while Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, called her direction, "A full-blown triumph".

Has there been any controversy in this year's lead up?

Over the past decades, the Oscars have awarded different films for different reasons.

Weather has been dry and on chilly side for the last couple of weeks in Southern California, but cool weather and rain at the same time is something Angelinos are not use to dealing with, and even more if you have to walk down the Oscar red carpet suited-up or with a sleeveless gown and high heels. With actors and actresses all dressing in black to show support to the movement at the Golden Globes, we wonder if the same impact will be made for the Oscars. Inside, whoever bestows the best actress award will be substituting for Casey Affleck, who turned down the job to deflect attention away from his own past harassment scandals.

Kimmel must navigate the #MeToo sexual misconduct scandal that has rocked Hollywood in front of a live audience of A-list celebrities, many of whom say they are victims, as well as millions watching at home.

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