Oscars 2018: What to expect from this year's ceremony


Excellent movie. This summer, it was the movie to beat at the Oscars.

Since 1929, the glamorous event has captured the imaginations of film fans around the world.

Leaders of the Time's Up organization on Thursday said their movement and legal defense fund will be highlighted during the telecast for the 90th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, according to Variety Magazine. "He followed that tradition last year and plans to again this year".

Hollywood's biggest stars will gather on Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre for the 90th Academy Awards.

While last years' show was extremely political, with the then newly appointed Donald Trump as the 45th US President, this year the focus will no doubt be on the sexual misconduct and harassment allegations that have swept all levels of Hollywood this year.

It's all going down at the 90th Academy Awards. She is believed to be the first openly transgender actress to present at the Academy Awards.

Who will win: The smart money is on Allison Janney, as she was simply sensational in I, Tonya. She is required to sit at a segregated table at the ceremony.

For the first time in years, Oscars 2018 offers the Academy a chance to truly commemorate the talent as well as themes and genres that are transforming contemporary cinema without causing any major upset.

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Bob Hope hosted or co-hosted 19 ceremonies, often joking that he never won one of the statuettes he was handing out.

Who will win the Oscars?

1968 - The Oscars awards ceremony is postponed for two days because of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4. And the rules don't just apply to the victor, but also to their heirs and anyone who is given one. Katharine Hepburn wins for "The Lion in Winter" and Barbra Streisand won for "Funny Girl". As Larson later put it, her grim demeanoras she handed him the award for best actor - and her quiet refusal to applaud - "spoke for itself". There weren't almost as many as men, despite the historic nominations for Greta Gerwig (the fifth woman nominated for best director) and Rachel Morrison ("Mudbound"), the first woman nominated for best cinematography.

Jimmy Kimmel is in therapy. It is the third film ever to win 11 awards, tying with "Titanic" in 1997 and "Ben-Hur" in 1959.

You can catch the Oscars live from the comfort of your laptop at ABC.com and on the ABC app. The audience responds with a standing ovation. Ava Duvernay's 13th and biopic What happened, Miss Simone? both won the Emmy for best documentary or nonfiction special but were nominated for the best documentary feature Oscar. Officials noted that Cullinan was frequently on his cell phone backstage, even snapping a photo of best-actress victor Emma Stone as she walked off stage - around the time he should have been handing the best-picture envelope to Beatty.

You'll get no predictions from me.

Traditionally, the previous year's best actor victor would present that statuette, but Casey Affleck, who triumphed in 2017 for "Manchester by the Sea", withdrew under a cloud of sexual harassment accusations he denies. Complicating matters is the Academy's ranked choice voting, which means the race could come down to voters' choices for their No. 2 or No. 3 movie, so an upset is possible. "There are at least four strong possibilities to win", Variety's awards editor Tim Gray told AFP, adding Christopher Nolan's sweeping war epic "Dunkirk" to the mix.