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Oscar Nominations spark anticipation

After the buzz of the new year begins to end as January comes to an end, awards season is just starting to begin. People from across the globe, including here in Sarasota, can look forward to seeing their favorite stars from the music and film industries come together in hopes of winning awards. One of the biggest awards shows of all time is the Oscars, and the Academy Awards will be hosting the ninety-first show this Feb. 24, beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

Taking place in Los Angeles, in the iconic Dolby Theater, actor Kevin Hart will be leading this star-studded night as the event’s host. During 2018, some of the best motion pictures to date had been released, making each category almost impossible to predict its certain winner.

One of the most popular categories, Best Motion Picture, includes films such as Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, and A Star is Born, which have been extremely popular among Riverview students and faculty ever since they were released last year. Filled with amazing soundtracks and star-studded casts, it should be interesting to see which one of these films takes the award.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper from A Star is Born are also both nominated for Best Lead Actress and Best Lead Actor, which makes this readapted film already a favorite among the Academy.

“I thought both A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody were both great films, however I really loved Bohemian Rhapsody. It was a great film filled with some of my favorite songs from Queen,” says Dominick Fitzgerald ‘19.

Thousands of homes in and around Sarasota will have their TVs set to the Oscars on Feb. 24, hoping that they will see their favorite films, actors and actresses take home their well-deserved awards. With a lively and charismatic person such as Kevin Hart hosting, it will surely be entertaining to children and adults of all ages, including students and faculty members at RHS.

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