The Oscars Awards 2019 goes live at 1am GMT … so expect a few sleepy faces in the office on Monday morning!

The ceremony is the 91st Academy Awards and is pushing the boundaries in new ways.

The awards will be the first time since 1989 that will not have an official host. Comedian Kevin Hart gave up the position to host the awards back in December following the resurfacing of homophobic tweets. Controversy comes after old tweets surfaced in which Hart expressed anti-gay sentiments and used homophobic terminology and slurs.

But a host-less Oscars isn’t the only reason to watch the event this year. Netflix original, Roma, is the first ever film to be nominated for Best Picture that hasn’t had a reported box office, ascertaining the supremacy of the streaming market.

The film is a semi-autobiographical memoir of famed director Alfonso Cuaron’s childhood growing up in Mexico. The story is viewed through the eyes of Alfonso’s house keeper and shown entirely in black and white.

Although the book keepers are favouring Roma to win, there is tough competition from Universal Picture’s Green Book, Marvel blockbuster Black Panther and racial focus film BlacKkKlansman.

Oscars Nominations Graphic. Credit: Ben Malandrinos
Oscars Nominations Graphic. Credit: Ben Malandrinos