If you’re anything like us, you’ve been counting down the days until the 2015 Oscars ever since awards season began. After months of waiting, the final countdown is here — and PopCrush has your complete guide to this year’s Academy Awards.
Clear your calendar, because the ceremony will be broadcast live on Feb. 22 at 7PM ET on ABC. The host of the show is none other than Neil Patrick Harris himself. (We’re expecting epic things.)
There’s been a lot of buzz about the nominees (you can check out the full list here!), but what about presenters? Put on your sunglasses and be prepared to be blinded by this star-studded list, via Deadline:
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Chris Evans, Kevin Hart, Josh Hutcherson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Jared Leto, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Sienna Miller, Chloe Grace Moretz, Eddie Murphy, Liam Neeson, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie, Zoe Saldana, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep, Channing Tatum, Miles Teller, John Travolta, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.
The Oscars celebrates the music in movies, which means there will be live performances as well! It was recently announced that Lady Gaga will performing during the show, but she’s not the only singer to grace the stage! Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, Rita Ora and John Legend are also set to sing.
Need a run-down on the Oscars buzz? We’ve got you covered. This year’s nominations drew strong reactions, most notably with critics claiming Selma was snubbed in the Best Directer and Best Actor categories.
Other debate-worthy “snubs” include Jennifer Aniston for Cake, Jake Gyllenhaal for Night Crawler and Unbroken in general.
Now that you have the basic details, here’s some trivia to wow your friends at an Oscars viewing party:
Meryl Streep just scored her 19th nomination for Into the Woods. She’s longtime been the most-nominated actor or actress. The runner-up? Jack Nicholson, who has 12 nominations to his name.
None of the movies nominated this year scored the Big Five — that’s nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay.
Bradley Cooper landed his third consecutive nomination for American Sniper. If he gets nominated in 2016, he’ll tie Marlon Brando for the most consecutive nominations. (PS: Bradley also landed a Best Picture nod for his work as a producer on American Sniper!)
Alright, now you’re officially ready to watch the Academy Awards! Be sure to keep up with all of the 2015 Oscars news right here on PopCrush.
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