India, Jan. 13 -- Who will be celebrating Oscar morning? Brad Pitt for sure. Jennifer Lopez almost certainly. And very possibly the Obamas, too.

Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards, which will begin at 8:18 a.m. EST Monday (6:48 pm Sunday, IST), should bring plenty of star power to the February 9 ceremony - a good thing, too, since the show will for the second straight year go without a host.

Thankfully, this Oscar year isn't lacking for drama. Netflix is gunning for its first best picture win, a year after Alfonso Cuaron's"Roma fell just short. It has not just one but at least two contenders led by Martin Scorsese's elegiac crime epic The Irishman and Noah Baumbach's intimate divorce drama Marriage Story.

But in the lead up to Mon...