Image copyright Sony/Entertainment One/Warner Bros Image caption Left-right: Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood, 1917 and Joker could be strong contenders This year’s Oscar nominations will be announced later, with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, 1917 and The Irishman expected to be among the frontrunners.Other contenders are likely to include Joker, for which Joaquin…

Left-right: Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood, 1917 and Joker

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Left-acceptable: Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood, 1917 and Joker may perchance presumably very successfully be solid contenders

This 12 months’s Oscar nominations shall be announced later, with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, 1917 and The Irishman anticipated to be amongst the frontrunners.

Other contenders are inclined to consist of Joker, for which Joaquin Phoenix may perchance presumably win most tremendous actor, plus Netflix’s Marriage Myth and South Korean hit Parasite.

All eyes may perchance also be on what number of minority actors, and female directors, create it onto the shortlists.

The nominations shall be announced in LA from 05: 18 native time (13: 18 GMT).

Here are six issues to stare out for.

1. A female director

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Greta Gerwig (centre) with Dinky Ladies stars Saoirse Ronan (left) and Florence Pugh

Handiest 5 females contain ever been nominated for most tremendous director, and most tremendous one since 2010.

That became once Greta Gerwig for Girl Bird in 2018. Would possibly well well she salvage one more this 12 months for her vivacious, acclaimed adaptation of Dinky Ladies?

Or no longer it’s miles a actually solid discipline. If the tipsters are to be believed, Hollywood heavyweights Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood), Sam Mendes (1917) are all locks, as is Bong Joon Ho (Parasite).

So that potentially leaves a lawful shuffle between Gerwig and Joker’s Todd Phillips for the fifth and last predicament. If Gerwig does salvage the nod, she’ll develop into the necessary females to be nominated twice for most tremendous director.

Lulu Wang (The Farewell) and Marielle Heller (A Stunning Day in the Neighborhood) are the replacement females with an out of doors probability of sneaking in. If no females create it again, seek data from an outcry.

2. #OscarsSoWhite?

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Cynthia Erivo became once nominated for Harriet at the Golden Globes

Final 12 months, a legend three of the four performing statuettes were obtained by non-white stars (Rami Malek, Regina King and Mahershala Ali).

This time, the Oscars are inclined to be less diverse – even supposing it have to no longer quite repeat the Bafta nominations’ contemporary whitewash.

On the Golden Globes earlier this month, Asian-American megastar Awkwafina became once the ultimate non-white victor in the six movie performing lessons, for The Farewell.

And it’s miles the ultimate actress category that’s seemingly to be the most diverse when the Oscar nominations come out. British megastar Cynthia Erivo missed out on a Bafta nod nonetheless became once shortlisted for a Golden Globe for taking part in slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet. Lupita Nyong’o, who obtained in 2014, has obtained reward for Us.

Elsewhere, Eddie Murphy may perchance presumably very successfully be in the running for most tremendous actor for Dolemite Is My Name, 13 years after his final and most tremendous nomination (for Dreamgirls).

Zhao Shuzhen may perchance presumably very successfully be in with a weep for most tremendous supporting actress for The Farewell, whereas Parasite’s Music Kang Ho has a shot at most tremendous supporting actor.

3. British skills

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Taron Egerton obtained a Golden Globe for taking part in Sir Elton John in Rocketman

After Olivia Colman grew to develop into the toast of Hollywood by good most tremendous actress final 12 months, a few extra British stars shall be hoping to flee the flag this time – led by Erivo.

We would peep Taron Egerton nominated for taking part in Sir Elton John, and it’s miles seemingly to be an extremely lawful 12 months for the Welsh if he’s joined by Jonathan Pryce and Sir Anthony Hopkins, who’re in contention for taking part in the pair of pontiffs in The Two Popes.

Elsewhere, Florence Pugh, from Oxford, may perchance presumably with out a doubt narrate her arrival in Hollywood with a nomination for taking part in Amy in Dinky Ladies.

And if she is a relative newcomer at 24, it may perchance presumably very successfully be an powerful extra meteoric rise for 10-12 months-atypical Roman Griffin Davis if he repeats his Golden Globes feat, where he became once nominated for his efficiency in Jojo Rabbit.

If any of the above repeat Colman’s achievement and pull off a win, however, that is seemingly to be a big shock.

4. Can Scarlett accomplish the double?

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Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Myth (left) and Jojo Rabbit

Scarlett Johansson and Margot Robbie both got two Bafta nominations final week.

Unlike the Baftas, the Oscars contain a rule asserting the equivalent particular person cannot be nominated in the equivalent category twice – which rather powerful rules out Margot’s prospects of double dipping in the supporting actress category on Monday for Bombshell and Once Upon A Time…

Scarlett, however, may perchance presumably very successfully be nominated for most tremendous actress for Marriage Myth and most tremendous supporting actress for Jojo Rabbit. It may perchance most likely perchance presumably presumably be the necessary time any actor has been nominated twice in the equivalent 12 months since Cate Blanchett in 2008.

5. Returning Oscar favourites

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The Two Popes may perchance presumably give Sir Anthony Hopkins (left) his fifth nomination and Jonathan Pryce his first

A assortment of past Oscar favourites may perchance presumably very successfully be welcomed support into the fold.

Sir Anthony Hopkins has been nominated four situations (including a win for The Silence of the Lambs) – nonetheless none contain come since 1998.

Tom Hanks has obtained twice, nonetheless remarkably has no longer been nominated since 2001 (for Solid Away). He’s in with an opportunity for A Stunning Day in the Neighborhood.

And Al Pacino has eight occupation nominations – the final coming when he became once up twice in 1993 (good for Scent of a Girl). This time, he may perchance presumably return for The Irishman.

Renee Zellweger had three nominations in a row from 2002-04, nonetheless has no longer been listed since good for Cold Mountain. This 12 months, she’s favourite to scoop most tremendous actress for taking part in Judy Garland in Judy.

If Charlize Theron is nominated for Bombshell, it’d be her first nod since North Nation in 2006.

6. Can J-Lo hustle a nomination?

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Left-acceptable: Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer and Constance Wu in Hustlers

Cruelly, Jennifer Lopez has 10 Golden Raspberry nominations to her name, including worst actress of the decade in the 2000s.

What a yarn it’d be if she now got an Oscar nomination. It would happen – there has been buzz around her role because the mastermind of a hoop of females who drug and swindle prosperous males at strip golf equipment in Hustlers.

Let’s hope it does happen – even amongst Hollywood’s finest, she would with out a doubt contain the very best megastar wattage on the pink carpet on Oscars evening on 9 February.

Listen to BBC Radio 5 Stay’s prognosis of the Oscar nominations on Nihal Arthanayake’s recount from 14: 00-15: 00 GMT.

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