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Oscars 2021: Laura Dern gets Covid test ahead of presenting gong at 93rd Academy Awards

Laura Dern shared a snap of herself getting a Covid test ahead of presenting an award at the Oscars on Sunday.

The Big Little Lies actress, 54, was making sure to take all necessary precautions ahead of her role at the Academy Awards which are being held in LA

The star will be presenting this year’s Best Supporting Actor award at Union Station after winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Marriage Story last year. 

Precautions: Laura Dern shared a snap of herself getting a Covid test ahead of presenting an award at the Oscars on Sunday

This year, the nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role are Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Kaluuya, Leslie Odom Jr, Paul Raci, and Lakeith Stanfield. 

All guest have been asked to stay away from crowded places like gyms for 10 days before the show. While at the show they will be tested again with temperature checks. 

The Wild At Heart star was on the patio as she held a cotton swab and captioned the post: ‘Oscars prep!’.

Exciting: Later Laura took to her Instagram Story to show her getting her makeup on and choosing her jewellery for the highly-anticipated event

Exciting: Later Laura took to her Instagram Story to show her getting her makeup on and choosing her jewellery for the highly-anticipated event

Dressed in a black top and mask with worn in jeans, she was far from ready for the big night.

However later she took to her Instagram Story to show her getting her makeup on and choosing her jewellery for the highly-anticipated event. 

The highly anticipated 93rd annual Academy Awards is set to kick off of Sunday night, with things looking very different this year thanks to the pandemic. 

Actress: The star will be presenting this year's Best Supporting Actor award at Union Station after winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Marriage Story last year (pictured)

Actress: The star will be presenting this year’s Best Supporting Actor award at Union Station after winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Marriage Story last year (pictured)

Ahead of the ceremony, preparations were seen getting well underway, with the socially distanced event held not in Hollywood but in downtown Los Angeles at Union Station with only 170 people and not the usual 3,000. 

At the LA side of things, workmen were seen rolling out the carpet ready for the stars of Hollywood to grace.

While others were seen putting the finishing touches to the stylish decor.  

This year, the series will adapt to the demands of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic for a socially distanced show that attempts to follow safety recommendations while steering clear of the virtual format other award shows have adopted. 

Success: Things look very different for Laura this year who won a gong for her role in Marriage Story at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in 2020

Success: Things look very different for Laura this year who won a gong for her role in Marriage Story at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in 2020

The norm: Laura is pictured attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in 2018

The norm: Laura is pictured attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in 2018

To underscore the changes due to the pandemic, there will be no host, no audience, nor face masks for nominees attending the ceremony at Los Angeles’ Union Station -this year’s hub for a show usually broadcast from the Dolby Theatre. 

Though attendees will have to mask up when not on stage. And there will be COVID-19 testing as well as temperature checks.

And guests – Brad Pitt, Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Zendaya have been secured – are not able to bring guests.

Getting ready: Reese Witherspoon, who will serve as a presenter at the glitzy event which honors the top achievements in filmmaking, was seen at home the day of. The Little Big Lies actress had little makeup on with her hair down and a hoodie on that read Oscars 2021

Getting ready: Reese Witherspoon, who will serve as a presenter at the glitzy event which honors the top achievements in filmmaking, was seen at home the day of. The Little Big Lies actress had little makeup on with her hair down and a hoodie on that read Oscars 2021

There will only be about 170 attendees in all, which is far less than the 3,000 that normally attended the Oscars pre pandemic. 

In contrast with the largely virtual Golden Globes, Zoom boxes have been closed out — though numerous international hubs and satellite feeds will connect nominees unable to travel. 

In order to cut down on risks, attendees have been asked to skip going to crowded places like gyms or restaurants for the 10 days prior to the ceremony. 

Roll with it: The highly anticipated 93rd annual Academy Awards is set to kick off of Sunday night, with things looking very different this year thanks to the pandemic (pictured are preparations)

Roll with it: The highly anticipated 93rd annual Academy Awards is set to kick off of Sunday night, with things looking very different this year thanks to the pandemic (pictured are preparations)

It doesn’t hurt that California now has the lowest coronavirus case rates in the continental United States.

The show appears to be trying to downplay the use of masks, as presenters won’t wear them when on camera.

But they will be required to have them on during commercial breaks. 

93rd Academy Awards: Who are the 2021 Oscar nominees?

Best Picture

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

Minari

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari  

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Music (Original Score)

Da 5 Bloods

Mank

Minari

News of the World

Soul

 

Best Animated Short Film

Burrow

Genius Loci

If Anything Happens I Love You

Opera

Yes-People

 

Best Live Action Short Film

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye

 

Best International Feature Film

Another Round

Better Days

Collective

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Sound: Greyhound - a war film starring Tom Hanks - is up for the gong

Best Sound: Greyhound – a war film starring Tom Hanks – is up for the gong 

Best Sound

Greyhound

Mank

News of the World

Soul

Sound of Metal  

 

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

News of the World

Nomadland

The Trial of the Chicago 7  

 

Best Music (Original Song)

Fight for You – Judas and the Black Messiah

Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Husavik – Eurovision Song Contest

Io Si (Seen) – The Life Ahead

Speak Now – One Night in Miami…

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey¿s Black Bottom is vying for the award

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

 Best Director  

Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round

David Fincher – Mank

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Gary Oldman – Mank

Steven Yeun – Minari 

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah

Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami…

Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah

 

Best Animated Feature Film

Onward

Over the Moon

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Soul

Wolfwalkers

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Costume Design

Emma

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

Mulan

Pinnochio

 

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Father

Nomadland

One Night in Miami…

The White Tiger

 

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Judas and the Black Messiah

Minari

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Documentary Feature

Collective

Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher

Time

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Documentary Short Subject

Colette

A Concerto Is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha

 

Best Film Editing

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Production Design

The Father

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

News of the World

Tenet

 

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan

Tenet

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

Pinocchio

 

 

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