What to know about this year's Academy Awards, airing live on ABC Sunday night.
The 92nd annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. Similar to the 2019 ceremony, the 2020 awards show will be hostless. Despite not having a host, the awards show will feature plenty of stars ready to honor the best in film from the past year.
Following the success of last year's ceremony, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke announced that the network had decided to move forward with the ceremony without a host. "Let me confirm it now, together with the Academy, that there will be no traditional host this year," Burke said, stressing the ceremony would repeat what worked last year.
Last year's kudocast averagednearly 30 million viewers, which was up a whopping 11.5 percent year-over-year, and a 7.7 rating among the all-important adults 18-49 demographic. The second statistic was up 13 percent from the year before.
In addition to airing on TV, the ceremony will be available to live stream on ABC.com and the ABC app, which can be accessed by signing in with a participating TV provider.
Those living outside of the U.S. will also be able to watch the ceremony. The Academy announced that the Oscars will again betelevised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
The nominees, presenters and guests will walk the red carpet before they make their way into the ceremony.
An exclusive special, Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live, will be live-streamed on the Academy's Twitterpage beginning at 3:30 p.m. PT. The official preshow, "The Oscars Red Carpet Show" — hosted by Billy Porter, Tamron Hall, Lily Aldridge and Elvis Mitchell — will air on ABC starting at 3:30 p.m. PT, with Ryan Seacrest joining the program at 4:30 p.m. PT.
E! Live From the Red Carpet, hosted by Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic, meanwhile, kicks off at 2 p.m. PT and will feature interviews with the nominees and presenters.
Who to Watch
While no one will host the show, plenty of stars will take the stage to present and perform throughout the night.
Elton John will perform "I'm Gonna Love Me Again" from the film about his life, Rocketman, which he wrote with longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin, while Idina Menzel and Aurora will sing the Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez-composed "Into the Unknown" from Frozen 2.
Breakthroughstar Chrissy Metz will sing the Diane Warren-written song "I'm Standing With You" from that film. Meanwhile, Randy Newman will perform "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" from Toy Story 4.
In total, 10 people received double nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year.
Erivo's double nominations take her one step closer to becoming anEGOTwinner. If Erivo wins one of the categories, she would become the 16thperson to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. Additionally, Erivo would be the youngest EGOT winner ever and have accomplished the feat the fastest.
The double nods also make Erivo the third person to earn Oscar nominations for acting and for best song in the same year. Mary J. Blige was recognized at the 90thAcademy Awards in the best supporting actress and best original song categories for Mudbound, while Lady Gaga was up for best actress and best original song for A Star Is Bornin 2018. She won the latter category.
Erivo was notably theonly person of color nominatedin an acting category for the 2020 Oscars.
Scarlett Johansson is up for best actress for her role in Marriage Story, while she's also nominated for best supporting actress for her work in Jojo Rabbit. She is the first person to score a double acting nominations in 13 years, following Cate Blanchett's nominations for best actress and best supporting actress in Elizabeth: The Golden Ageand I'm Not There in 2007. Johansson's double nominations let her join an elite 11-person club of actors who have achieved such a feat.