All You Need to Know Before You Watch This Year's Oscars

From the Woody Allen controversy to the chances of a Palestinian Oscar - a guide to the awards ceremony.

To paraphrase Bob Hope, welcome to the 86th Academy Awards – or as it’s known in the Israeli film industry this year, Passover. When the Oscars are handed out on Sunday evening (very early Monday morning, local time), the only Israeli in contention will be London-based Niv Adiri, for his sound-mixing work on “Gravity” (what – you thought it mixed itself?).