EYES ON THE PRIZE When are The Oscars 2018, what are the nominations in full and who’s hosting the 90th Academy Awards? The Oscars are the most prestigious event of the Hollywood awards season, here’s everything you need to know about the big event

AWARD season is nearly over, but as always, the one every has their eyes on is the highly acclaimed Oscars.

Here’s everything you need to know about the nominations ahead of the prestigious ceremony…

When are The Oscars 2018 and what do they recognise?
The Oscars award show will take place on Sunday, March 4, kicking off at 9.00pm US time.

For UK viewers the ceremony won’t start until around 1am and will go through until at least 4am.

They will be held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Centre in Hollywood, California.

The Academy Awards is an annual ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Celebrating it’s 90th year, the show (dubbed The Oscars after the man-shaped statuette received on winning) is considered by most in the entertainment industry as the highest honour to receive in recognition for their work on and off screen.

The Academy is a 6,000-strong group made up of film industry professionals such as actors, directors and producers – making the awards stand-out against shows such as the Golden Globes as it is a vote by the nominees’ peers.

What are 2018 Oscar nominations?
The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards have now been revealed.

Here’s who’s in the running in the main categories:

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sally Hawkins
  • Frances McDormand
  • Margot Robbie
  • Soairse Ronan
  • Meryl Streep

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Timothee Chalamet
  • Daniel Day Lewis
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Gary Oldman
  • Denzel Washington

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Mary J Blige
  • Allison Janney
  • Lesley Manville
  • Laurie Metcalf
  • Octavia Spencer

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Willem Defoe
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Richard Jenkins
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Sam Rockwell

Best Picture

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

  • Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk
  • Jordan Peele for Get Out
  • Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird
  • Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread
  • Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water

Best live action short film

  • DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk
  • The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson
  • My Nephew Emmett – Kevin Wilson, Jr.
  • The Silent Child – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton
  • Watu Wote/All of Us – Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen. etc..