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Los Angeles – Hollywood is preparing for the biggest movie festival of the year. In about 24 hours, the stars of the film industry will gather at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles to watch the winners of the 95th Academy Awards announced. The favorite of this year's Oscars is the crazy sci-fi film Everything, Everywhere, Suddenly, which was nominated in 11 categories. The broadcast from the peak of the film awards season begins on Monday at 02:00 CET.
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The ceremony will be accompanied by comedian and face of the popular talk show Jimmy Kimmel. The Hollywood Reporter magazine wrote, that all eyes will be on him, as last year's awards ceremony was marked by the slap that actor Will Smith gave to one of the presenters for a joke about his wife. Among those who will open the envelopes and announce the names of the winners are a number of acting legends including Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek or Harrison Ford, reports the AP agency.
Celebrities invited to the Oscars this year for the first time in more than 60 years will not pose for the media on the red carpet. This time, the organizers decided to equip the zone intended for the arrival of the stars with a carpet in “champagne color” in order, in combination with the roof of the space, to give the impression of an evening event, even though it will still be afternoon in Los Angeles. “We turned a day event into a night event,” says Lisa Love, a member of the organizing team.
In addition to the usual jokes, the subsequent program will also include a number of musical performances, according to AP, the singer Rihanna or Lenny Kravitz will perform. The Academy will also provide sign language interpretation for the ceremony for the first time in Oscar history. This is happening a year after the drama In the Rhythm of the Heart, about a girl with deaf parents, won the award for best picture.
The media predict that this victory will be followed by the sci-fi Everything, Everywhere, At Once, which has so far dominated the American film awards. The story about family relationships, told against the backdrop of endless parallel realities, has already been recognized by the Association of Hollywood Directors, Screenwriters, Actors and Producers, and has also won points at the Spirit Awards for independent films.
After nine Oscar nominations, the black comedy The Fairies of Inisherin and the war film On the Western Front calm, which was filmed mainly in the Czech Republic, collected. Four Czech filmmakers are part of the teams nominated for the American Academy Awards for best sound, best masks and best visual effects. If someone from the quartet Viktor Prášil, Linda Eisenhamerová, Viktor Müller and Kamil Jafar were to end up among the laureates, it would mean the first Oscar for a Czech artist since 2008, when the singer Markéta Irglová together with her musical and then life partner Glen Hansard won the award for the best film song Falling Slowly from the film romance Once.
According to the American media, however, the victory of the creators of Calm on the Western Front in the mentioned technical categories would be more of a surprise, the newspaper Nevertheless, The New York Times chose the team with Prášil as their favorite for the sound engineering award in their predictions. He noted that the war film contains several sequences that stand “on sound or the lack thereof”. “Even its name has to do with sound!” adds the NYT in reference to the English version of All Quiet on the Western Front.