Oscars have a new twist this year…no host

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(CNN) It’s Oscars weekend.

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The discussion of who would or wouldn’t host the Oscars after Kevin Hart stepped down has nearly overshadowed the ceremony itself.

Producers of the event finally made it official earlier this month that there will be no host, making it the first time in 30 years the broadcast has gone without one.

“Roma,” the Netflix film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and “The Favourite,” starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, lead in nominations with ten each. Marvel’s mega-hit “Black Panther” is the first superhero film to ever be nominated for best picture.

There’s also a lot of buzz around the best actress category, which looks to be a close contest between Lady Gaga for “A Star Is Born” and Glenn Close in “The Wife.” Close won the Golden Globe for her role as as Jane Anderson in the film. She and Lady Gaga later tied for best actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

Performances and presenters include Queen, the band at the center of the Oscar-nominated film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” is slated to perform. Bette Midler will sing “Where the Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns,” Jennifer Hudson will sing “I’ll Fight” from “RBG,” and Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will duet on “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born.” Some of the announced presenters include Sarah Paulson, Jason Momoa, Awkwafina, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron and Samuel L. Jackson.

Below is a rundown of nominees in the top categories…

BEST PICTURE

“Black Panther”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book”

“Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Christian Bale, “Vice”

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”

Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”

Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”

Adam Driver, “BlackKKlansman”

Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”

Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me”

Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Amy Adams, “Vice”

Marina de Tavira, “Roma”

Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Emma Stone, “The Favourite”

Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

ORIGINAL SONG

“All The Stars” – “Black Panther”

“I’ll Fight” – “RBG”

“Shallow” – “A Star Is Born

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” – “Mary Poppins Returns”

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” – “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

“Vice”

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