The Academy Awards air live nationwide on Sunday, February 26 from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT on ABC. The 89th annual edition of this ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”).
The Oscars will be available to cable TV subscribers on the ABC website. Behind-the-scenes interviews will be available on the official Oscar website and YouTube channel. And the pre-show, which is set to take viewers both backstage and onto the red carpet starts at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT on the Oscars Facebook page.
We are predicting the winners of all 24 Academy Awards races. Our official odds are based on a combination of five sets of predictions: the predictions of film Experts, Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s Oscar winners, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ Oscar results, and hundreds of total Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors
We’re predicting that the musical romance “La La Land” will win nine Oscars, including Best Picture, Director (Damien Chazelle) and Actress (Emma Stone). That haul, while impressive, means it will fall shy of the record 11 collected by “Ben-Hur” (1959), “Titanic” (1997) and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003).
Only two other films are expected to collect more than one Oscar awards. “Fences” will win leading man Denzel Washington his third Oscar and supporting player Viola Davis her first. And Moonlight,” which comes into these awards with eight nominations, is projected to win Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
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