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DiCaprio’s best chance to Priyanka’s appearance, these Oscars are big

So many Priyanka Chopra fans are rooting for her at home. Everyone seems to be eagerly waiting to see what she will wear for the big night.

Oscars 2016 Updated: Feb 29, 2016 00:25 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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An Oscar statue is seen at the red carpet arrivals area as preparations continue for the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 25, 2016 in Hollywood, California..(AFP)

Sure, the Oscars come every year but this time, the matter is different. Our homegirl Priyanka Chopra will be presenting an award and everyone’s favourite, Leonardo DiCaprio is again in the race for the Best Actor trophy and the chances of him winning have never been higher.

But these are not the only reasons for you to watch The Academy Awards on early Monday morning which will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Amid the #Oscarssowhite controversy, everyone is looking forward to Chris Rock hosting the award night. Will he surprise or shock? Hopefully the former.

Comedian and Oscars host Chris Rock arrives for the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in Beverly Hills February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (REUTERS)

Chris Rock, the outspoken black comedian who is expected to take aim at a Hollywood diversity crisis that produced an all-white acting nominee line-up for the second year running.

“I think Chris Rock will address it head on, which is exactly what the show and the Academy needs,” said Variety awards editor Tim Gray.

Director Spike Lee and actor Will Smith have shunned the Academy Award ceremony, although a wider Oscar boycott largely failed to gather steam with Hollywood A-listers.

Meanwhile, so many Priyanka Chopra fans are rooting for her at home. Everyone seems to be eagerly waiting to see what she will wear for the big night.

While she has not hinted at her choice of outfit, Priyanka tweeted about the first round of fittings with her stylist, Sophia Banks.

“We have tried many dresses (for Priyanka) and have worked on looks with many designers. She wants to look amazing at the Oscars Red Carpet, and we tried on a lot of options to find the best one. We’ve spent a lot of time choosing the perfect option,” said Sophia.

This could also be the year when Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins the award in Bes Actor Category after three misses. He has been nominated for Alejando G Innaritu movie The Revenant.

Read: If you think about it, Leonardo DiCaprio never really deserved an Oscar

In a roller coaster movie awards season with no clear favourite in the Oscars best picture race, there is one sure bet - Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the world's biggest celebrities, will finally take home the best actor statuette. (REUTERS)

While we are sure all of you have already picked favourites, here are all the nominations in all the important categories. May only the deserving win.

Nominees in the Best Picture category:

* Room

* The Revenant

* Brooklyn

* Spotlight

* Bridge of Spies

* Mad Max: Fury Road

* The Big Short

* The Martian

Nominees in Best Actor category

* Matt Damon, The Martian

* Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

* Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

* Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

* Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Nominees in Best Actress category:

* Cate Blanchett, Carol

* Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

* Brie Larson, Room

* Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

* Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Nominees in Best Supporting Actor category:

* Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

* Sylvester Stallone, Creed

* Christian Bale, The Big Short

* Tom Hardy, The Revenant

* Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Nominees in Best Supporting Actress category:

* Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

* Rooney Mara, Carol

* Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

* Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

* Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Nominees in Best Director category:

* Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

* George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

* Adam McKay: The Big Short

* Lenny Abrahamson, Room

* Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant

First Published: Feb 29, 2016 00:24 IST