This 12 months’s Oscar nominations will be presented later, with As soon as Upon A Time In Hollywood, 1917 and The Irishman anticipated to be among the frontrunners.
Thoroughly different contenders tend to embody Joker, for which Joaquin Phoenix would possibly maybe maybe perchance take absolute most life like actor, plus Netflix’s Marriage Legend and South Korean hit Parasite.
All eyes will moreover be on what number of minority actors, and female directors, accept as true with it onto the shortlists.
The nominations will be presented in LA from 05: 18 local time (13: 18 GMT).
Listed below are six things to glimpse out for.
1. A female director
Easiest five ladies folk personal ever been nominated for loads of efficient director, and absolute most life like one since 2010.
That becameGreta Gerwigfor Girl Bird in 2018. May maybe well she procure any other this 12 months for her vivacious, acclaimed adaptation of Itsy-bitsy Women?
It be a in actual fact solid self-discipline. If the tipsters are to be believed, Hollywood heavyweightsMartin Scorsese(The Irishman),Quentin Tarantino(As soon as Upon A Time In Hollywood),Sam Mendes(1917) are all locks, as isBong Joon Ho(Parasite).
So that doubtlessly leaves a tight dawdle between Gerwig and Joker’s Todd Phillips for the fifth and final recount. If Gerwig does procure the nod, she’ll turn into the main ladies folk to be nominated twice for loads of efficient director.
Lulu Wang(The Farewell) andMarielle Heller(A Comely Day in the Neighborhood) are the several ladies folk with an out of doors chance of sneaking in. If no ladies folk accept as true with it yet again, question an outcry.
Final 12 months, a document three of the four acting statuettes were obtained by non-white stars (Rami Malek, Regina King and Mahershala Ali).
This time, the Oscars are usually less diverse – even though it shouldn’t pretty repeat the Bafta nominations’ most modern whitewash.
At the Golden Globes earlier this month, Asian-American superstarAwkwafinabecame the ultimate non-white victor in the six movie acting categories, for The Farewell.
And it is the ultimate actress class that is prone to be primarily the most diverse when the Oscar nominations reach out. British superstarCynthia Erivooverlooked out on a Bafta nod however became shortlisted for a Golden Globe for taking part in slave-became-abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet.Lupita Nyong’o, who obtained in 2014, has obtained praise for Us.
In utterly different locations,Eddie Murphywould possibly maybe maybe moreover very well be in the operating for loads of efficient actor for Dolemite Is My Name, 13 years after his final and absolute most life like nomination (for Dreamgirls).
Zhao Shuzhenwould possibly maybe maybe moreover very well be in with a tell for loads of efficient supporting actress for The Farewell, whereas Parasite’sSong Kang Hohas a shot at absolute most life like supporting actor.
3. British skills
After Olivia Colman became the toast of Hollywood by successful absolute most life like actress final 12 months, a pair of more British stars will be hoping to soar the flag this time – led by Erivo.
Shall we moreover seeTaron Egertonnominated for taking part in Sir Elton John, and it usually is an awfully factual 12 months for the Welsh if he’s joined byJonathan PryceandSir Anthony Hopkins, who are in contention for taking part in the pair of pontiffs in The Two Popes.
In utterly different locations,Florence Pugh, from Oxford, would possibly maybe maybe perchance in actual fact bellow her arrival in Hollywood with a nomination for taking part in Amy in Itsy-bitsy Women.
And if she is a relative newcomer at 24, it would possibly maybe perchance maybe perchance moreover very well be an even more meteoric upward thrust for 10-12 months-raggedRoman Griffin Davisif he repeats his Golden Globes feat, where he became nominated for his performance in Jojo Rabbit.
If any of the above repeat Colman’s success and pull off a take, then yet again, this would possibly maybe maybe be a major shock.
4. Can Scarlett create the double?
Scarlett JohanssonandMargot Robbieeach got two Bafta nominations final week.
Now not like the Baftas, the Oscars personal a rule announcing the comparable person can no longer be nominated in the comparable class twice – which honest great guidelines out Margot’s probabilities of double dipping in the supporting actress class on Monday for Bombshell and As soon as Upon A Time…
Scarlett, then yet again, would possibly maybe maybe moreover very well be nominated for loads of efficient actress for Marriage Legend and absolute most life like supporting actress for Jojo Rabbit. It would possibly maybe maybe perchance be the main time any actor has been nominated twice in the comparable 12 months since Cate Blanchett in 2008.
5. Returning Oscar favourites
A selection of past Oscar favourites would possibly maybe maybe moreover very well be welcomed wait on into the fold.
Sir Anthony Hopkinshas been nominated four times (including a take for The Silence of the Lambs) – however none personal reach since 1998.
Tom Hankshas obtained twice, however remarkably has no longer been nominated since 2001 (for Solid Away). He’s in with an opportunity for A Comely Day in the Neighborhood.
AndAl Pacinohas eight profession nominations – the final coming when he became up twice in 1993 (successful for Scent of a Girl). This time, he would possibly maybe maybe perchance return for The Irishman.
Renee Zellwegerhad three nominations in a row from 2002-04, however has no longer been listed since successful for Cool Mountain. This 12 months, she’s well-liked to scoop absolute most life like actress for taking part in Judy Garland in Judy.
IfCharlize Theronis nominated for Bombshell, it shall be her first nod since North Nation in 2006.
6. Can J-Lo hustle a nomination?
Cruelly,Jennifer Lopezhas 10 Golden Raspberry nominations to her name, including worst actress of the final decade in the 2000s.
What a myth it shall be if she now got an Oscar nomination. It would possibly maybe maybe perchance happen – there became buzz around her role because the mastermind of a ring of ladies folk who drug and swindle rich males at strip clubs in Hustlers.
Let’s hope it does happen – even among Hollywood’s most attention-grabbing, she would indubitably personal the most life like superstar wattage on the red carpet on Oscars night on 9 February.
Listen to BBC Radio 5 Are living’s evaluation of the Oscar nominationson Nihal Arthanayake’s demonstratefrom 14: 00-15: 00 GMT.