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2019 Oscars

Here's what to expect from the 2019 Oscar nominations

All across Hollywood, starlets and producers and directors are setting their alarms for 5:20 a.m., so they can watch live as the 2019 Oscar nominations are announced.

Actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani will reveal the nominees Tuesday morning, livestreamed on YouTube. Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book were surprise — and controversial — winners at the Golden Globes earlier this month, taking home the best drama and best musical or comedy awards, respectively, and they will likely both be nominated for Best Picture. On Saturday, Green Book's Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Picture from the Producers Guild of America. In the last 10 years, The Associated Press notes, the winner of that award has gone on to take home the Oscar for Best Picture.

A Star is Born was an early favorite to win big during awards season, but it only took home a Golden Globe for best song. Still, stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are expected to be nominated in the acting categories, and Cooper will likely also get a nod for his directorial debut. Spike Lee has been nominated for two Oscars — one for writing, and one for best documentary — and though he received an honorary Oscar in 2015, this year he's widely expected to get his first directing nomination for BlacKkKlansman.

There can be five to 10 Best Picture nominees, and last year, there were nine. Should Alfonso Cuarón's Roma snag a nomination, it would be a first for a Netflix movie; Roma is also Mexico's foreign language submission, and if it comes out on top, Roma would be the first foreign language film to win Best Picture. If Black Panther is nominated, that would give Marvel its first ever Best Picture nomination. The ceremony, which does not yet have a host, will be held Feb. 24 in Hollywood.