Oscars 2019: Everything you need to know – start time, presenters, performers, predictions

The 91st Oscars will be handed out on Sunday, February 24 beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET and ABC will carry the show live nationwide. For the first time in 30 years, there won’t be a host to keep things moving along as 24 competitive Academy Awards are handed out by a slew of stars. Scroll down for all the details, including how to watch without a TV and our predictions of the winners.

In between the presentations of the two dozen prizes, there will be performances of four of the five nominees for Best Original Song (“All the Stars” from “Black Panther” is MIA). And clips from each of the eight nominees for Best Picture — “BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born” and “Vice” — will be shown.

The 2019 Oscars will open with Queen singing “We Are The Champions” while the “In Memoriam” segment will be underscored by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

José Andrés, Awkwafina, Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Dana Carvey, Emilia Clarke, Daniel Craig, Laura Dern, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Elsie Fisher, Whoopi Goldberg, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Allison Janney, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Keaton, Keegan-Michael Key, Brie Larson, Queen Latifah, KiKi Layne, John Lewis, Jennifer Lopez,, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Frances McDormand, Helen Mirren, Jason Momoa, Tom Morello, John Mulaney, Kacey Musgraves, Mike Myers, Trevor Noah, Gary Oldman, Sarah Paulson, Tyler Perry, Amy Poehler, Krysten Ritter, Sam Rockwell, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Barbra Streisand, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, Pharrell Williams, Serena Williams, Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh.

Performers of Best Original Song nominees
Jennifer Hudson: “I’ll Fight” from “RBG”
Bette Midler: “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga: “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”
David Rawlings and Gillian Welch: “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

PREDICT the Oscar winners now; change them until February 24

Who will win
“Roma” will be the big winner with four Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director (Alfonso Cuaron), Best Cinematography and and Best Foreign Language Film. It will make history as the first film in a language other than English to win the top prize.

Four films will win two Academy Awards apiece: “Black Panther” (Best Costume Design and Best Production Design); “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Best Actor for Rami Malek, Best Sound Mixing); “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Best Supporting Actress for Regina King, Best Original Score); and “Vice” (Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling).

Nine more will win a single Oscar: “Avengers: Infinity War” (Best Visual Effects); “BlacKkKlansman” (Best Adapted Screenplay); “The Favourite” (Best Original Screenplay); “Free Solo” (Best Documentary Feature); “First Man” (Best Sound Editing); “Green Book” (Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali); “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Best Animated Feature); “A Star is Born” (Best Original Song, “Shallow”); and “The Wife” (Best Actress for Glenn Close).

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How to watch without a TV
Cable TV subscribers can watch at ABC. com or via the ABC app. Subscribers of DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV can watch as well if their service has a deal with the local ABC affiliate (all offer free 7-day trials.)

How to make predictions 
Before the Academy Awards begin, check out how our experts rank this year’s nominees. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until show time.

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