Best Supporting Actor winner Brad Pitt. Picture: AFP

It was Pitt’s to start with Academy Award for performing, and ongoing a cleanse sweep of awards time for his part as a charmingly light stuntman in Quentin Tarantino’s comeback movie When Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The 92nd Oscars opened with a lively quantity from singer/songwriter and actress Janelle Monae which drew a standing ovation from the star studded viewers.

Comedians Steve Martin and Chris Rock, who have both beforehand been Oscars hosts, ended up the to start with on stage and joked about their “incredible demotion”, which they blamed on Twitter.

They took digs at last week’s disastrous counting at the Iowa caucus, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s love daily life and some of the foremost nominees.

The pair also joked about the deficiency of female nominees for director and the truth there is just one black nominee.

Meantime, Margot Robbie is Australia’s excellent hope at this year’s Academy Awards but Laura Dern is predicted to swoop in and just take her Oscar.

The 92nd Academy Awards gets underneath way in Hollywood on Sunday (noon Monday AEDT) and Dern is the crimson-hot favorite to gain the supporting actress Oscar in advance of Queenslander Robbie.

Bookmakers and Oscar analysts have Dern, a nominee for the third time but by no means a winner, at unbackable odds to just take the statuette for her effectiveness as a superior-run divorce law firm in the tale of a romance absent erroneous, Relationship Story.

Robbie, nominated for the 2nd time in her job, gained this year’s nod for taking part in a sexual harassment victim in Bombshell. Minimal Women’s Florence Pugh is the 2nd favorite for supporting actress, with Robbie on the third line of betting.

Robbie’s director-producer husband Tom Ackerley seems unlikely to be her Oscar date the Australian has stated she will just take her cousin Julia to Hollywood’s major evening.

Meanwhile, a South Korean black comedy, an ode to Hollywood and a searing WW1 movie are vying for the awards at today’s ceremony.

The offbeat Parasite, Quentin Tarantino’s return with When Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917 are considered favourites for the best movie and best director gongs.

New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, Ford v Ferrari, Joker, Minimal Women, Relationship Story and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman round out the best picture area.

Renée Zellweger is extensively tipped to make an awards time cleanse sweep for taking part in Judy Garland in the last yrs of her daily life in Judy, as is Joaquin Phoenix for best actor in Joker, which led nominations with 11 nods.

Brad Pitt is also considered favorite to gain his to start with Oscar for best supporting actor for When Upon a Time in Hollywood, which gained 10 nominations, such as best director for Tarantino.

Sam Mendes’ WW1 epic 1917 and The Irishman also gained 10 nominations each individual.

The celebration will again be hostless, right after last year’s decision to element a sequence of performers handing out gongs somewhat than that includes a regular MC gave the telecast a 10 for each cent rankings raise.

Elton John will also make an physical appearance, getting taken a split from his farewell Australian tour to show up at the Oscars and conduct his nominated tune (I’m Gonna) Enjoy Me All over again.

The tune, which he recorded with Rocketman star Taron Egerton and plays more than the biopic’s credits, is a sturdy favorite for the Ideal Primary Music award right after profitable at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Alternative awards.

It was co-written with his songwriting partner of 5 a long time Bernie Taupin. John was ecstatic right after the Golden Globes gong as it was the to start with significant award gain he has shared with his longtime collaborator.

The other nominated songs are I Simply cannot Let You Toss Yourself Away by Randy Newman from Toy Story 4, I’m Standing With You from Breakthrough, sung by This is Us’ Chrissy Metz, Into the Unfamiliar by Idina Menzel from Frozen 2 and Stand Up from Harriet, executed by Cynthia Erivo.

The legendary entertainer will split straight from the awards to sign up for husband David Furnish as hosts of their once-a-year Elton John AIDS foundation.

“I would love to see Elton and Bernie stroll in the door of our bash with an Oscar,” Furnish stated. “It’s not about Elton receiving the recognition — he’s experienced all the recognition in his daily life that he requirements. It is about what can you do with that second, and how can you switch that into one thing that can save people’s life and deliver communities with each other in the combat in opposition to HIV.”

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