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Thursday, February 14, 2019


(Anele Mdoda)

The countdown to Hollywood’s most prestigious ceremony, the 91st Annual Academy Awards has begun, and this year, Hollywood will be graced by The Voice South Africa’s own bubbly Season 3 host: Anele Mdoda.

No stranger to awards shows, the country’s beloved radio and television personality will be flying the South African flag high as she represents M-Net with a Red Carpet Special– a pre-show which will broadcast on M-Net Movies Premiere, channel 104 on DStv, at 20h30 on Monday February 25.

The awards show itself will air live on M-Net Movies Premiere at 03h00 on Monday February 25, with a delayed broadcast in the evening of the same day at 21h00 on M-Net 101.

With the who’s who of La La Land prepping their acceptance speeches and perfecting their potential losing faces, this year’s hotly competitive Oscars are bound to be entertaining – and who better to get up close and personal with the stars than South Africa’s own hostess with the mostess?

“Hosting the red carpet for M-Net for one of the biggest awards shows in the world is an absolute highlight for me,” Anele said.  “I have watched the Oscars every year and the most memorable moments for me were when Denzel Washington and Sandra Bullock won, and when Charlize won - and gave South Africa a shout out. “

(Rami Malek, nominated for Best Actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody”)

“This year I look forward to celebrating with the Black Panther cast as they head in with seven Oscar nods,” the host of The Voice SA enthused. “We have to speak to Bradley Cooper and salute his directing for A Star Is Born, as well as his performance in it. We must also get Spike Lee - who has an honorary Oscar but has his first ever nomination as director for BlackKklansman, which you can currently watch on Box Office. And then we hope to chat to Mahershala Ali who was nominated for Green Book and of course Glenn Close for The Wife. We also can’t forget about Rami Malek and Bohemian Rhapsody! And then of course, there’s the fashion!”

Catch the 91st  Annual Academy Awards live on M-Net Movies Premiere channel 104, Monday 25 February at 03:00 and in Prime Time on M-Net 101 at 21:00 on the same day.

Like M-Net channel 101 on the official M-Net Facebook page, be part of the conversation by following M-Net on Twitter @MNet (#MNet101 #Oscars). For more information on 91st Annual Academy Awards visit

(Yalitza Aparicio, nominated for Best Actress for “Roma”)

The 91st Annual Academy Awards Nominees are:

Best Actor
Christian Bale (Vice): Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born); Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate); Rami Malek, (Bohemian Rhapsody); Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Green Book); Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman); Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born); Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?); Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best Actress
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma); Glenn Close (The Wife); Olivia Colman (The Favourite); Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born); Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams (Vice); Marina de Tavira (Roma); Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk); Emma Stone (The Favourite); Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Picture
Black Panther; BlacKkKlansman; Bohemian Rhapsody; The Favourite; Green Book; Roma; A Star Is Born; Vice

Best Director
BlacKkKlansman - Spike Lee; Cold War - Paweł Pawlikowski; The Favourite - Yorgos Lanthimos; Roma - Alfonso Cuarón; Vice - Adam McKay

Best Foreign Language Film
Capernaum (Lebanon); Cold War (Poland); Never Look Away (Germany); Roma (Mexico); Shoplifters (Japan)

Best Documentary Feature
Free Solo; Hale County This Morning, This Evening; Minding the Gap; Of Fathers and Sons; RBG

Best Documentary Short
Black Sheep; End Game; Lifeboat; A Night at The Garden; Period. End of Sentence

Best Short, Animated
Animal Behaviour; Bao; Late Afternoon; One Small Step; Weekends

Best Short, Live-Action;
Detainment; Fauve; Marguerite; Mother; Skin

Best Animated Feature
Incredibles 2; Isle of Dogs; Mirai Ralph Breaks the Internet; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Original Song
All The Stars from Black Panther; I’ll Fight from RBG; The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns; Shallow from A Star Is Born; When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; BlacKkKlansman; Can You Ever Forgive Me?; If Beale Street Could Talk; A Star Is Born

Best Original Screenplay
The Favourite; First Reformed; Green Book; Roma; Vice

Best Cinematography
Cold War - Łukasz Zal; The Favourite - Robbie Ryan; Never Look Away - Caleb Deschanel; Roma - Alfonso Cuarón; A Star Is Born -  Matthew Libatique

Best Production Design
The Favourite, Black Panther; First Man; Mary Poppins Returns; Roma

Best Costume Design
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - Mary Zophres; Black Panther - Ruth Carter; The Favourite - Sandy Powell; Mary Poppins Returns - Sandy Powell; Mary Queen of Scots - Alexandra Byrne

Best Film Editing
BlacKkKlansman - Barry Alexander Brown; Bohemian Rhapsody  - John Ottman; The Favourite - Yorgos Mavropsaridis; Green Book - Patrick J. Don Vito; Vice - Hank Corwin

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Border - Göran Lundström & Pamela Goldammer; Mary Queen of Scots - Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher & Jessica Brooks; Vice - Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe & Patricia DeHaney

Best Original Score
Black Panther - Ludwig Goransson; BlacKkKlansman - Terence Blanchard; If Beale Street Could Talk - Nicholas Britell; Isle of Dogs - Alexandre Desplat; Mary Poppins Returns - Marc Shaiman

Best Sound Editing
Black Panther; Bohemian Rhapsody; First Man; A Quiet Place; Roma

Best Sound Mixing
Black Panther; Bohemian Rhapsody; First Man; Roma; A Star Is Born

Best Visual Effects
Avengers: Infinity War; Christopher Robin; First Man; Ready Player One; Solo: A Star Wars Story