Res Ipsa & the Red Carpet: The History of the Royal Hollywood Tradition and our 2019 Oscar Staff Picks

It's that time of the year again to roll out the red carpet and celebrate the best of the best in Hollywood. Red stands for royalty, but where did the Oscar's tradition begin? Time Magazine follows the magical history of the Hollywood red carpet, tracing its roots back to the Greeks. Read all about the history of the red carpet


Actor Sidney Poitier with actress Diahann Carroll attend The 36th Academy Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on April 13, 1964. Michael Ochs Archives—Getty Images

Our favorite activity is still dressing up to go to the movies. Below are our staff picks for this Sunday at the 91st Academy Awards. Layer up that buttery popcorn and enjoy the Oscars! 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE NOMINEES
CHRISTIAN BALE
Vice
BRADLEY COOPER
A Star Is Born
WILLEM DAFOE
At Eternity's Gate
RAMI MALEK
Bohemian Rhapsody
VIGGO MORTENSEN
Green Book

Our Picks:
Josh - Rami Malek 
Odini - Rami Malek 
Cole - Rami Malek

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE NOMINEES
MAHERSHALA ALI
Green Book
ADAM DRIVER
BlacKkKlansman
SAM ELLIOTT
A Star Is Born
RICHARD E. GRANT
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
SAM ROCKWELL
Vice

Our Picks 
Josh - Sam Elliott
Odini - Mahershala Ali
Cole - Mahershala Ali

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE NOMINEES
YALITZA APARICIO
Roma
GLENN CLOSE
The Wife
OLIVIA COLMAN
The Favourite
LADY GAGA
A Star Is Born
MELISSA MCCARTHY
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Our Picks:
Josh - Glenn Close
Odini - Glenn Close
Cole - Lady Gaga

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE NOMINEES
AMY ADAMS
Vice
MARINA DE TAVIRA
Roma
REGINA KING
If Beale Street Could Talk
EMMA STONE
The Favourite
RACHEL WEISZ
The Favourite

Our Picks:
Josh - Regina King
Odini - Regina King
Cole - Regina King

BEST PICTURE NOMINEES
BLACK PANTHER
BLACKKKLANSMAN
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
THE FAVOURITE
GREEN BOOK
ROMA
A STAR IS BORN
VICE

Josh - The Favourite 

Odini - 
The Favourite
Cole - Bohemian Rhapsody