Fresh off the back of the star-studded Golden Globes, excitement is already mounting ahead of the Oscars 2019. After a phenomenal year of change in Hollywood, the most prestigious night in the awards season calendar will no doubt be one to go down in history. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it. The class of 2019 photo has just been released and it's so major.
Lady Gaga, Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron and African-American filmmaker Spike Lee sit beside the likes of Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams in the snap taken at the annual Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills.
While we wait for the big night, here is GLAMOUR's edit of everything you need to know.
When is the Oscars and how can you watch it?
The Oscars 2019 will be held on 24 February 2019, and will be broadcast live on Sky. Unfortunately for us in the UK, time differences mean the ceremony will not air until late in the evening.
Where are the Oscars taking place?
The 91st Academy Awards will be taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Who is hosting?
After a successful two year run, Jimmy Kimmel was due to be succeeded by comedian and actor Kevin Hart as the official host of this year’s awards ceremony. Hart originally expressed his joy on Instagram: “To be able to join the legendary list of hosts that have graced that stage is unbelievable”. However, he has now announced he's stepping down as host amid a slew of backlash over some old homophobic tweets that were recently unearthed.
Speaking on the matter, he said: "I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's....this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past."
His replacement is still yet to be announced
Who will perform?
Major news: Queen have announced they will perform at the epic awards ceremony. The band will be composed of original members, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, fronted by singer Adam Lambert. The decision comes after the huge success of Bohemian Rhapsody, which is up for five Oscars.
Who is nominated?
On Tuesday, this year's nominations were officially announced! Here, those in the running for the award show's top categories...
A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Christian Bale (Vice)
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams (Vice)
Marina de Tavira (Roma)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)
Best Original Screenplay:
The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
Green Book (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly)
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Vice (Adam McKay)
Best Adopted Screenplay:
A Star Is Born (Eric Roth, Will Fetters & Bradley Cooper)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
BlacKkKlansman (Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)
Looking ahead to next year, there are a plethora of films destined for Oscar-worthy glory.
Early frontrunners include Roma, the autobiographical drama from Alfonso Cuarón, and Bradley’s Cooper acclaimed directorial debut A Star is Born. Adam McKay’s Vice has also been widely praised, whilst Barry Jenkins new film, If Bale Street Could Talk, has enjoyed raving reviews.
However, with over two months to go, there are more contenders to come including films from Steve McQueen, Karyn Kusama and Mike Leigh, all of which have won early acclaim. Let the sofa sessions begin!