(January 22, 2019 – Toronto, ON) As with all award shows, the 91st Academy Awards can be defined by the numbers. The number of films that were eligible for a Best Picture Oscar® reached 347 this year, up 6 from last year. A phenomenal 87 countries submitted films in the hope of landing a Best Foreign Film Award, including Canada, but we didn’t make the cut again this year. More than 225 countries will carry the telecast live and last year the show reached a U.S. audience of 26.54 million people. And all this for a relatively few Oscar® statuettes handed out. There were 48 last year, 3,143 since the very first Academy Awards where Mary Pickford became the very first person to win a Best Actress Oscar®. Who will win this year? That’s still in the future. This morning, Northernstars.ca is leased to bring you the Academy Award nominations, live. Be patient, the show is scheduled to start at 8:20am Eastern time.
Thanks for watching. The 91st Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live in the U.S. by ABC and live in Canada on CTV, as well as in more than 225 other countries and territories worldwide.
Also see: Award Season is Upon Us..