Your Award-Worthy Recipe Guide

Be the crowd-pleaser this Oscars’s Sunday with our round-up of award-worthy sure to secure you the gold for best host(we know the Oscars need one). With so many tasty and simple options, it would be an Academy travesty if you didn’t opt for the gourmet. So ditch the generic buttered popcorn and champagne set-up for a spread as buzzing as this years best picture nominees.

Bites

Buffalo-Style Snack Mix

Both buttery and spicy, this Buffalo-style snack mix gets a triple buzz from hot sauce, cayenne and freshly ground black pepper.

Click here for the Recipe

Salty Almond Rice Krispie Bites

Work quickly—or better yet—get a few willing hands to help when you’re scooping and rolling this adult version of a Rice Krispie treat; the mixture stiffens slightly as it cools. Click here for the RECIPE.

Miso Caramel Corn

We use microwaved popcorn for our miso-flavored (surprise!) caramel corn but, sure, 9 cups of air-popped or old-school stovetop-popped kernels would work nicely, too. Click here for the RECIPE.

Tequila-Spiked Caramel Corn

More suited to a cocktail party than a baseball game, this riff on Cracker Jack by pastry chef Taria Camerino is sweetened with agave nectar and spiked with tequila. Slow-baking turns the popcorn-nut mix fabulously crunchy. Click here for the RECIPE.

Cheddar Fricos with Salsa Fresca

Elegant entertaining from the microwave? Yup. It transforms shredded white cheddar into these lacy all-cheese crackers—no flour necessary. You will eat several without pausing but, eventually, stop to scoop up some of the juicy tomato salsa. Click here for the RECIPE.

Dark Chocolate Fudge with Candied Ginger and Pistachios

Melting chocolate in the microwave makes the process really easy and quick—no double boiler, no water bath necessary. To prepare this festive fudge, just stir a few flavorings into the melted-chocolate base. We add pistachios, dried cherries and candied ginger but white chocolate chips, dried apricots or chopped walnuts would give it the proper crunch and sweet-tangy notes, too. Click here for the RECIPE.

Pomegranate Mochi

Borrowing a technique from pastry chef Jennifer Yee, these chewy, fruity, jewel-toned mochi are prepared in the microwave with a mix of pomegranate juice and lime juice. We used a 3/4-inch round cutter to make them gumdrop size, but you can also cut the candies into squares (sharpen your knife!) or use another small cookie cutter. Click here for the RECIPE.

Fig-and-Stilton Squares

After these flaky squares of puff pastry bake, they get topped with sweet fig preserves and pungent blue cheese. Click here for the RECIPE.

Ricotta Crostini with Three Toppings

This appetizers uses homemade ultra-creamy ricotta (you can also use store-bought) combined with different toppings. Click here for the RECIPE.

Sips

Citrus, Brandy and Pineapple Punch

This easy brandy cocktail from drinks artisan Chris Harrison is mildly sweet and nicely boozy, with a bit of spice from nutmeg. Click here for the RECIPE.

Italian Spritz Punch

Mixologist Agostino Perrone created this simple sparkling punch. “It would be a great aperitif for a large dinner party,” says Wayne Collins; he recommends serving it in teacups. Click here for the RECIPE.

Looking for Best Picture Themed Cocktails?

Click here for Town and Country’s recipes like The Queen’s Favourite or The Bohemian Spritz!!

Click here for The Official Oscars 2019 Ballot.PDF

Weekend Events: February 22-24

If your like the rest of us normal Angeleno’s, this weekend will be just like any other. Aside from the entertainment industry’s version of the Super Bowl a.k.a the Oscars. Just because you’re not jetting off from one Academy bash to the next, doesn’t mean you’re days off shouldn’t be award worthy. Ditch the usual, and spend this weekend discovering the best events LA has to offer. Read our round-up of this Friday through Sundays top events happening in and around the city.

Friday Feb. 22

The Chocolate and Art Show Los Angeles

Location: The Vortex

The Chocolate and Art Show Los Angeles returns to The Vortex for two nights (Friday and Saturday) of art, live body painting, vendors, live music, face-painting, and free chocolate.

Click here for more information.

3rd Annual Oscar Film Week

Location: Culina at The Four Seasons, Beverly Hills

The 3rd Annual Oscar Film Week returns to Culina at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills February 19 – 23 with a meal and screening of all eight “Best Picture” Oscar nominated films in 2019.

Click here for more information.

4th Fridays on 4th Street

Location: Long Beach

4th Fridays on 4th Street activates the “Retro Road” business district in Long Beach on the fourth Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. through extended hours, dining specials, discounted merchandise, pop up shops, art shows, live music, double decker bus rides and more.

Click here for more information.

Saturday Feb. 23

Bob Baker Day Celebration

Location: Los Angeles Historic Park

It’s Bob Baker Day at Los Angeles Historic Park. The day pays homage to the famed puppeteer with a carnival like event featuring live music, entertainment, puppet-making workshops, round-the-clock puppet shows, a pop-up puppet museum and lots more.

Click here for more information.

Santa Monica Wine Festival

Location: Barker Hanger, Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Wine Fest comes to Barker Hangar for two days of wine tasting from a diverse group of wineries from around the world. The event will also offer complementary masterclasses.

Click here for more information.

4th Annual SoCal Retro Gaming Expo

Location: Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena

The 4th Annual SoCal Retro Gaming Expo happening February 23-24 at the Pasadena Convention Center is an all-ages event featuring retro games, toys, merchandise, and much more.

Click here for more information.

Sunday Feb. 24

Afro-Latinx Festival

Location: Museum of Latin American Art

There’s an Afro-Latinx Festival happening at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach this Sunday. Expect salsa music, workshops, tasty delights and a mixture of customs from African and Mestizo peoples in the Americas. 

Click here for more information.

SRLA 18 Mile Friendship Run
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Location: Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace

The 18-Mile Friendship Run is the premier training race for the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. The 18-mile course consists of two 9-mile loops starting in the Hansen Dam Recreation Area. The course travels along streets that are closed to traffic and, then, crosses the two-mile dam. Registration is open to the public and priced at $75.

Click here for more information.

National Theatre Live Presents I’m Not Running

Location: UCLA-James Bridges Theater

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by Academy Award nominee and Oliver and BAFTA winning writer David Hare. Premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas, don’t miss this breathtaking performance.

Click here for more info.

Out and About: Oscars Edition

The time has finally come to whip out your glitzy attire and prep your winning predictions. The Oscars are underway for this Sunday, February 24th-and as Angeleno’s that means one thing…Oscars Viewing Party! If your not lucky enough to snag an invite to one of the weekends big celebratory events we have you covered. In the city of stars, you never know which nominee may stop by to revel or dine. So skip the party clean-up and paint the town gold. Happy Oscars Weekend!

Oscars Viewing Party at the Long Beach Art Theatre

Location: Long Beach Art Theatre, Long Beach

Best known as the last independent theater in Long Beach, the Art Theatre is a hub for showings that eventually go on to be Academy nominees. So it comes as no surprise that they host their own glammed up viewing party. While the event itself is by invitation only, all you have to do to snag an invite is donate $25 or more to the historic non-profit theater. The award show will be shown live on the big screen following the red carpet party.

Click here for more information.

APLA’s Oscar Viewing Party

Location:The Abbey, West Hollywood

WEHO’s favorite neighborhood hot-spot will be hosting their annual Aids Project Los Angeles Oscar Viewing Party Fundraiser this Sunday. Each year an LGBT or ally celebrity hosts the event which raises money for HIV/AIDS research that APLA supports. Tickets are required to attend but can also be purchased on the day of at The Abbey.

Call The Abbey at (310)289-8410 for more information.

Polo Lounge Annual Oscars Viewing Party

Location: Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel

Famed as a Hollywood retreat for decades past and current, the Polo Lounge will host their annual Oscars Viewing Party this Sunday. Patrons will be able to partake in a decadent Three-Course pre-fix menu while watching the ceremony on screens set-up throughout the restaurant. Being that it is located in the historic Beverly Hills Hotel you never know which nominee may stop in for a bite pre/post oscars! Bonus: Try the themed Best Picture Cocktails for an award-worthy sip!

Menu is priced at $150pp and reservations can be booked by calling (310)887-2777

Timmy Nolan’s Oscars Viewing Party

Location: Timmy Nolan’s Tavern, Studio City

Join the Timmy Nolans crew as the toast to their fellow Noles Barry Jenkins and Jonathan King on Oscar Night! The show will be on view in their private upstairs room with fun giveaways and a pre-show red carpet photo op! The attire is Cocktail/Business casual, so no worries on going all out. Just arrive early to snag the best seat and toast to a night of fun.

Click here for more information.

Media One Entertainment Oscars Viewing Party

Location: Hollywood Palladium

If you have $1000 to spare, the 4th Annual Roger Neal Style Oscar Viewing Dinner may be you preference. The event slates that around 80-100 celebrities as well as past Oscar winners will be in attendance at the Hollywood Palladium shindig. Your ticket includes cocktails, entertainment, a 5 Course Dinner, and after party.

For tickets or sponsorship packages, email them at info@mediaoneentertainment.com or call (424)-245-8569.

“The Envelope Goes to…” Academy Awards Viewing Party

Location: Esterel & Riviera 31-Sofitel Los Angeles

Hosted by Awards Lounge, don’t miss the 10 Annual Academy Awards celebration and viewing party. Cattle & Claw will offer exquisite food for purchase and expert mixologist Frederic Zemmour will serve signature cocktails at the non-hosted bar. Purchase VIP tickets for access to the private VIP area and lounge. Guest will be able to walk the red carpet, mingle and network at this glitzy event.

Click here for more information.

11th Annual Ivy Entertainment Oscars Viewing Party

Location: The Woodman, Los Angeles

Dress to impress and enjoy this years Oscars at The Woodman. Play their winner prediction game for a chance too win free prizes. The event will offer drink and food specials as well as industry networking.

For more information click here.

PGA 7th Annual Oscars Viewing Party

Location: Jalapeno Pete’s, Studio City

Six degrees of Kevin Bacon means you or someone you know is probably producer. If you have that friendly contact, then this is the event for you. The Producers Guild of America will be hosting their 7th Annual Viewing and Recruiting Party at Jalapeno Pete’s this Sunday. The event is open to PGA members and their guest, PGA Sponsors, new applicants, and eligible candidates. Enjoy passed appetizers, an open well bar. event giveaways and prizes. Festive attire is recommended.

Click here for more information.

Academy Awards Viewing Black Tie Event Benefitting C.U.N.

Location: The Warner Brothers Estate, Beverly Hills

Children Uniting Nations invites you to attend a star-studded evening at the Warner Brother’s Estate in Beverly Hills. The event is hosted by philanthropist Daphna Ziman and offers an evening of glamour. For $500 guest can enjoy a 4 course gourmet viewing dinner by Hannah An, speciality cocktails and live performances. Or for those wishing to splurge a little less, stop by for the after party priced at $100 per ticket. Celebrity appearances will include Dennis Quaid, Miss Teen Vogue and Miss Universe to name a few.

For more information click here.

The Upper West Oscars Viewing Party to Benefit LLS

Location: The Upper West, Santa Monica

Join The Upper West in their 6th annual fundraising event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this Sunday. guest can walk the red carpet, enjoy food and drink specials as well as Oscar contest and prizes. There will also be a silent auction with 25% of the event proceeds going to LLS.

Call the Upper West at (310)586-1111 or click here for more information.


For Additional Oscars Viewing Party information click here

Your Earthquake Preparation Guide

Without getting into too many of the statistics, it is a known fact that California is Earthquake country. The state is home to two-thirds of the nations earthquake risk with over 500+ active faults. Scientist predict based on seismic activity both past and current that a 6.7+M Earthquake is 99% likely within the next 30-years. While the numbers are not meant to cause an uproar of concern, as a Californian, your duty is to be prepared.

Read below for important information on staying prepared before, during and after an Earthquake. Additional government information can be found at the links listed at the bottom of this article.

If an earthquake happens, protect yourself right away. Drop, Cover, then Hold On!

  • If in a vehicle, pull over and stop.
  • If in bed, stay there.
  • If outdoors, stay outdoors.
  • Do not get in a doorway.
  • Do not run outside.

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN AN EARTHQUAKE THREATENS

Prepare NOW
  • Secure items, such as televisions, and objects that hang on walls. Store heavy and breakable objects on low shelves.
  • Practice Drop, Cover, then Hold On with family and coworkers. Drop to your hands and knees. Cover your head and neck with your arms. Crawl only as far as needed to reach cover from falling materials. Hold on to any sturdy furniture until the shaking stops.
  • Create a family emergency communications plan that has an out-of-state contact. Plan where to meet if you get separated.
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  • Make a supply kit that includes enough food and water for at least three days, a flashlight, a fire extinguisher, and a whistle. Consider each person’s specific needs, including medication. Do not forget the needs of pets. Have extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment.
  • Consider obtaining an earthquake insurance policy. Standard homeowner’s insurance does not cover earthquake damage.
  • Consider a retrofit of your building to correct structural issues that make it vulnerable to collapse during an earthquake.
Survive DURING
  • Drop, Cover, then Hold On like you practiced. Drop to your hands and knees. Cover your head and neck with your arms. Hold on to any sturdy furniture until the shaking stops. Crawl only if you can reach better cover without going through an area with more debris.
  • If in bed, stay there and cover your head and neck with a pillow.
  • If inside, stay there until the shaking stops. DO NOT run outside.
  • If in a vehicle, stop in a clear area that is away from buildings, trees, overpasses, underpasses, or utility wires.
  • If you are in a high-rise building, expect fire alarms and sprinklers to go off. Do not use elevators.
  • If near slopes, cliffs, or mountains, be alert for falling rocks and landslides.
Be Safe AFTER
  • Expect aftershocks to follow the largest shock of an earthquake.
  • Check yourself for injury and provide assistance to others if you have training.
  • If in a damaged building, go outside and quickly move away from the building.
  • Do not enter damaged buildings.
  • If you are trapped, cover your mouth. Send a text, bang on a pipe or wall, or use a whistle instead of shouting so that rescuers can locate you.
  • If you are in an area that may experience tsunamis, go inland or to higher ground immediately after the shaking stops.
  • Save phone calls for emergencies.
  • Once safe, monitor local news reports via battery operated radio, TV, social media, and cell phone text alerts for emergency information and instructions.
  • Use extreme caution during post-disaster clean-up of buildings and around debris. Do not attempt to remove heavy debris by yourself. Wear protective clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, work gloves, and sturdy, thick-soled shoes during clean-up.

Important Links:

Courtesy of: Ready.GOV

Brandon Assanti of Rodeo Realty list $13 Million Dollar Golfers Paradise

The listing held by Brandon Assanti continues to receive numerous media mentions since hitting the market.

Robb Report recently featured the property for it’s prime location, spacious living quarters and closet space.

The home sits on an acre of land and is 1 of only 8 homes that face the LA County Golf Course.

Described by the Robb Report as a “private oasis”, the 8,000 sq. ft. of living space includes six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen.

The property boast additional luxury features like a home theater, indoor basketball court, and attached guest house.

The article also highlighted the best feature of all for those fashion fiends! Closets large enough to double as a personal store with custom shelving and room to spare.

Another remarkable feature of this listing is it’s proximity to the iconic Beverly Hills sign. This 90210 landmark is just across the street from the 20-car drive way leading up to your home.

9996 Sunset Boulevard is listed at $13 million by Rodeo Realty’s Brandon Assanti.

For additional listing information click here.

To view the Robb Report article click here.

Rodeo Realty President-Syd Leibovitch lands on 2019 Swanepoel Power 200 List

Syd Leibovitch recognized as one of the most influential and powerful people in residential real estate.

The 2019 Swanepoel Power 200 list is out and Rodeo Realty’s President, Syd Leibovitch, is once again recognized as one of the most powerful people in the residential real estate brokerage industry!

Out of hundreds who were considered, Syd Leibovitch was one of 200 who made it onto the SP200 list.

“The SP200 is based on a great deal of research,” said Stefan Swanepoel, Editor-in-Chief of the Swanepoel Power 200. “We send hundreds of requests for additional information, personally verifying announcements, stats and actions that took place over the past year.”

The 2019 SP200 ranks Syd Leibovitch at #108 among the 200 recognized.

“Rodeo Realty founder Leibovitch heads one of the leading residential real estate firms in Los Angeles and Ventura counties with nearly 1,000 agents in 12 offices who do $5.2 billion in annual sales,” said the SP200.

Weekend Events: February 15-17

Some will be spending their weekend celebrating a belated Valentines Day. Others are simply seeking the fun that L.A. has to offer. No matter your thrill seeking reasons, we’ve rounded up the best the city has to offer. Read below for a February round-up of this weekends best events.

Friday, Feb. 15th

stARTup Art Fair

Location: Kinney Venice Beach Hotel

Taking place at Kinney Venice Beach Hotel this weekend February 15-17, enjoy an art exhibition that bypasses art gallery tradition. Taking over the hotel, 60 artists works will on display inside individual rooms. In addition to the art will be music, performances, food and drink.

Click here for more information.

Frieze Los Angeles

Location: Paramount Studios

Coming to Paramount Pictures this weekend February 15-17, is Frieze Los Angeles. The three day event will showcase 70 contemporary art galleries from across LA and all across the world. The art fair will focus on contemporary art, the dynamic culture of Los Angeles, and it’s global contributions to the visual arts. A curated program of talks, site specific artists’ projects, and film will also be part of the event.

Click here for more information.

ATE9 Dance Company

Location: Wallis Annenberg

LA’s Ate9 Dance company presents the world premiere of a Blind LAdy and the highly acclaimed calling glenn. The performance will feature live music by Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche. Helmed “choreography’s It girl” by the LA Times, Artistic Director Danielle Agami choreographed both works. The performances highlight her deep artistry in movement and need to create personally relevant work.

Click here for more information.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Location: Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga

Broadway at the Gardens’ riveting production of the Hunchback of Notre Dame opens Friday night with a two-week run. The musical comes to life with a cast of 20, choir of 25 and live 12-piece orchestra. The also production features new songs by Alan Menken and Stephan Schwartz, including favorites from the Academy Award-nominated Disney animated film.

Click here for more information.

Saturday, Feb. 16th

Bohemian Rhapsody

Location: Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles

Don’t miss a free screening of the Academy Award-nominated hit, Bohemian Rhapsody. A celebration of Queen and their extraordinary lead singer, Freddie Mercury(Rami Malek). Defying stereotypes and convention, the film depicts the bands rise on becoming one of history’s most beloved entertainers. Following the screening will be a discussion with producer Graham King, Editor John Ottman and sound mixer Paul Massey.

Click here for more information.

Queen Mary ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI

Location: Queen Mary: Long Beach

Long Beach’s The Queen Mary will play host to the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI this Saturday and Sunday. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand during this two-day event. Enjoy an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine, paying homage to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.

Click here for more information.

Rosso-25 Years of FCASW

Location: Petersen Automotive Museum, La Brea

Celebrating the museum’s 25th anniversary, FCASW’s 25th anniversary, and Enzo Ferrari’s 121st birthday, the Petersen Automotive Museum will host a VIP reception. The event will feature a panel discussion, live entertainment, food by Drago and Ferrari display. The event also serves as a lead-up to the 6th annual Enzo Ferrari cruise-in.

Click here for more information.

Sunday, Feb. 17th

Youth Mentoring Connection Presents Miles of Music 5k

Location: Griffith Park Crystal Springs Picnic Area, Los Feliz

On Sunday, February 17, 2019, KIIS FM will welcome participants at Youth Mentoring Connection’s Miles Of Music 5K Fundraiser. The event will take place at its new location in GRIFFITH PARK to support Youth Mentoring Connection! The Mission of Youth Mentoring is to awaken at-risk youth to their power, unique gifts and purpose. The organization achieves this by matching youth with caring adult mentors and within a structured group dynamic that provides the resources youth need to reach productive, conscious adulthood.The event will feature surprise guest appearances, musical performances from emerging artists, and HUGE raffle prizes!

Click here for more information.

Harlem Globetrotters

Location: Staples Center, DTLA

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, take to the court this Sunday for an electrifying display of talent from the their star studded roster. Download the Globetrotters interactive app before the game for exclusive features. Before every game, patrons also have the chance to secure a spot at Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pre-game event. Magic Pass gives unprecedented access to the stars of the team, learn hoop tricks and take photos on court.

Click here for more information.

Orchestra Santa Monica- “Folk Flourishes”

Location: Moss Theater, Santa Monica

Experience OSM orchestra concerts in the intimacy and superb acoustics of the Moss Theater. Enjoy the wonderful ambience, comfort, and viewing perspectives of this new 344-seat state-of-the-art venue. Sunday will feature a afternoon performance of “Folk Flourishes” conducted by Roger Kalia, with Sean Chen on Piano.

For more information click here.

Oscars Movie Watch-List

The biggest award show of the season is right around the corner. Meaning you have just over a week to hunker down and catch up on the years biggest films. From the record-breaking Black Panther to the blockbuster Bohemian Rhapsody, we’ve rounded up the nominees and how to watch them before the February 24th show. So grab your jiffy-pop and fancy glassware— it’s Oscars Season!

Black Panther

Nominated for: Best Picture, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design, Original Score, Costume Design

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

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BlacKkKlansman

Nominated for: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Original Score

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. 

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Nominated for: Best Picture, Lead Actor, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

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The Favourite

Nominated for: Best Picture, Lead Actress, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Director, Film Editing, Production Design, Costume Design

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

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Green Book

Nominated for: Best Picture, Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Film Editing

Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

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Roma

Nominated for: Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Best Foreign Language Film, Sound Mixing, Production Design

Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of a domestic worker’s journey set against domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico.

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A Star Is Born

Nominated for: Best Picture, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Original Song

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

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Vice

Nominated for: Best Picture, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director, Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Makeup and Hair

Governor George W Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co, to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.

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At Eternity’s Gate

Nominated for: Lead Actor

Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

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The Wife

Nominated for: Lead Actress

Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man’s wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Nominated for: Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay

Celebrity biographer Lee Israel makes her living profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Nominated for: Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Nominated for: Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Original Song

An anthology of six short films that take place in 19th-century post-Civil War era during the settling of the Old West.

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First Reformed

Nominated for: Original Screenplay

The pastor of a small church in upstate New York spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.

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Never Look Away

Nominated for: Cinematography

The pastor of a small church in upstate New York spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.

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First Man

Nominated for: Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design, Visual Effects

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling re-team for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. 

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A Quite Place

Nominated for: Sound Editing

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

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Cold War

Nominated for: Best Foreign Language Film, Cinematography

Set against the backdrop of the 1950s Cold War in Poland, two people of differing backgrounds and temperaments begin an almost impossible romance.

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Mary Poppins Returns

Nominated for: Production Design, Original Score, Original Song, Costume Design

Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins — the beloved nanny from their childhood — arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.

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Mary Queen of Scots

Nominated for: Makeup and Hair, Costume Design

Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.

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Isle of Dogs

Nominated for: Animated Feature, Original Score

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

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Avengers: Infinity War

Nominated for: Visual Effects

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.

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Christopher Robin

Nominated for: Visual Effects

Christopher Robin — now a family man living in London — receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher’s help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends — Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life.

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Ready Player One

Nominated for: Visual Effects

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Nominated for: Visual Effects

Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of — the Millennium Falcon.

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Incredibles 2

Nominated for: Animated Feature

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2”. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

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Mirai

Nominated for: Animated Feature

A young boy named Kun feels forgotten by his family when his little sister Mirai arrives. Running away from home, Kun stumbles upon a magical garden that serves as a time-traveling gateway. There he encounters his mother as a little girl and has a series of adventures.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet

Nominated for: Animated Feature

Video-game bad guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet. There they rely on the citizens of the internet “the Netizens” to help navigate their way.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Nominated for: Animated Feature

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality. Crossing paths with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

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