Oscars tonight: first stars arrive

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The 95th Oscars will be awarded tonight in Los Angeles.

  • The most nominations are for ‘Everything, Everywhere, All at once’, which has an eleven chance
  • The German war film ‘Im Westen Nichts Neues’ did well with 9 nominations for a non-English language film
  • There are no Dutch candidates, but the Belgian ‘Close’ still has a chance
  • The award ceremony will be broadcast live on FilmBox, starting at 00:25

The first stars arrive

The first stars arrive at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. There is no red carpet this year, but a champagne-colored one, because according to the producers of the show, the lighting of the arriving stars is better. It is the first time since 1961 that the bishop is not red.

Presenter Jimmy Kimmel saw in the new color a guarantee that Will Smith’s infamous blow will not be repeated last year: “This color shows how confident we are that no blood will flow.”

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    Brendan Fraser
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    Jamie Lee Curtis
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    James Hong with the sticky eyes that play an important role in ‘EEAAO’
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    Kerry Condon
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    Stephanie Husu

More attention in Hollywood for Asia

If there’s one theme that predominates in this year’s film award previews, it’s the Asian-influenced films that are doing well this year. Not only Everything, Everywhere, All at once, but also the nomination for Hong Chau from The Whale and Pixars Turning Red. If there is a larger market for these types of films after Parasite’s groundbreaking profit in 2020, it is partly due to the generations of directors, actors and actresses who preceded this tipping point, says CinemAsia director Jia Zhoa.

  • Oscars: Hollywood takes a more realistic look at Asian Americans

Review: the nominations

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once is up for eleven Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Actress (Michelle Yeoh) and Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan). But because the competition is strong in a number of categories (Angela Bassett could easily beat Jamie Lee Curtis, Cate Blanchett is a real contender next to Yeoh), the big winner tonight could well come from Europe: war film Im Westen Nichts Neues got nine nominations, especially many for a non-English language film.

For Best Actor, the race seems to be between Elvis’ Austin Butler and comeback kid Brendan Fraser for The Whale. The Netherlands no longer has any contenders, although producer Topkapi from our country still has a chance with the Belgian Close.

See our overview of the nominations here:

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once gets eleven Oscar nominations, Knor drops out

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