2020 Oscars: Everything to Know About the 92nd Academy Awards

The Oscars are almost here! In the lead-up to Hollywood's biggest night, it's a contest between Sam Mendes' war epic 1917which picked up the Golden Globe and BAFTA big prizes, and Bong Joon Ho's Parasitewhich won the SAG Award for Best Drama Ensemble and the WGA's Best Original Screenplay award. However, you can't count out Martin Scorsese's The IrishmanQuentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Greta Gerwig's Little Womento name a few. So, while there are some heavy favorites going into the 92nd Academy Awards, the Oscars' Best Picture race is still a contested category, and, Oscar voters have definitely surprised us before.
Before you get to the big show, there's a lot to unpack. In this post, TV Guide will tell you everything you need to know about the 2020 Academy Awards, including how to watch, who the nominees are, and who is performing at the biggest award show of the year.

How to Watch the 92nd Academy Awards

What to Expect from the 92nd Academy Awards

The Oscars will once again have no host. The ceremony also went without a host in 2019 after the Kevin Hart controversy over his past homophobic tweets. The show still went on with a star-studded intro after Queen's musical performance, and the formula will probably be repeated for the 2020 show.
While the show should be fun, there are already some somber moments to put on your radar. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the show will include a tribute to Kobe Bryant and those who died in the tragic helicopter accident on Sunday, Jan. 27.

The Nominees of the 92nd Academy Awards

Netflix dominated the competition this year with 24 total nominations, mostly racked up by The Irishman and Noah Baumbach's Marriage StoryHowever,Joker racked up the most nominations for an individual film with 11, with 1917, The Irishman, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood coming in a close second with ten nods each. There was also a four-way tie between Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story, and Parasite for third place with six nominations a piece. Check out the full list of nominations here. You can also find out how to stream the nominated movies here.

Who's Presenting at the 92nd Academy Awards

Who's Performing at the 92nd Academy Awards

Per usual, the nominees for Best Original Song will perform their works as the music breaks for the show, so you can expect to see Randy Newman with his Toy Story 4 ballad, Elton John for RocketmanChrissy Metz with her Breakthrough song "I'm Standing with You," and Idina Menzel bringing the Frozen II magic (along with the women who voice Elsa in Denmark, Germany, Japan, Mexico [for Latin America], Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, and Thailand). Meanwhile, Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo will sing "Stand Up" from Harriet.
Aside from the nominees, Grammys favorite Billie Eilish will also step onto the Oscar stage for a "special performance," according to the show organizers, as will singer Janelle Monáe. However, details about what they're each performing are being kept under wraps.
The 92nd Academy Awards airs on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.