The 89th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars, are only a few days away (Sunday, Feb. 26 to be exact) and any film buff will tell you this is basically the Super Bowl for movie fans. With so many celebrities and movies, there’s a lot to know! Here’s a quick guide to teach you a few of things you should know about the 89th Academy Awards:
What are The Oscars?
Without going into a history lesson, it is a night when the best films of the year and their cast and crew are honored for their achievements.
Is it “The Oscars” or “The Academy Awards”?
Potato, Potatoe. The term is interchangeable!
Why did I not hear about half these movies?
One requirement for a film to be considered for nomination is that the movie is only required to play in Los Angeles for two weeks. This makes it difficult to watch them all due to limited releases.
Was it actually diverse this year?
YES! Almost half of all the actors and actress nominees are POC! This is a start!
What’s a “snub”?
When someone clearly deserved a nomination but didn’t get one.
Why is “Suicide Squad” nominated?
Because the world is a cruel, confusing place. Honestly, though I don’t understand it either.
Is there a prize for second place?
All nominees get a cute gift bag. Oh, and it’s valued at $232,000.