Jimmy Kimmel won't be too political at Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel won't be too political at Oscars

To start things off, Jimmy Kimmel, who was also the previous host, will be back to organize and entertain in the special occasion. "And, I'm grateful for that, I'm able to apply that tunnel vision to hosting a show, which is you know, the show is 11 hours long".

This year's best picture nominees are the lowest grossing field of nominees in six years, with Get Out ($255 million worldwide) and Dunkirk ($525 million worldwide) the notable exceptions. Ashton described this year's slate as a great but tough category. How much of that will you bring to the Oscars?

Tomorrow night is Oscars night, the big reveal, when we will finally learn the names of the winning stars, films, screenplays, directors and costume designers as well as the answer to the smouldering sartorial question - will the female attendees yet again dress in sombre solidarity with the #TimesUp movement?

Hollywood Reporter, threefiftyeight.com and IndieWire disagree, predicting that "The Shape of Water" will swim to victory, based on its rising popularity and the fact that many voters dislike "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

"The Shape of Water" is expected to prevail in just three of its 13 races: Best Director (Guillermo Del Toro), Best Production Design and Best Score.

It has regained its status as the narrow frontrunner at odds of 13/10 against 2/1 for "The Shape of Water, according to awards prediction website Gold Derby".

However, now they continue to shift their focus increasingly to high-budget comic book franchises and other properties, that are made for their record-breaking box office takings instead of Oscars.

The organizers behind Time's Up said they will "stand down" on the red carpet at this weekend's Oscar ceremony. In quite a few occasions we have seen the red carpet soaked, with water dripping off the roof tops and celebrities running for cover.

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Lyon collected a third from around the wicket when Quinton de Kock (20) missed a straight ball and was bowled. To gain the reward is a really nice feeling. "We put a lot of work in behind the scenes".

Earlier this week, Ryan Seacrest's former stylist, Suzie Hardy, did an interview with Variety detailing her allegations that the E! host groped and sexually harassed her.

Don't be alarmed if you hear glass ceilings shattering at this year's Oscars, with numerous breakthroughs to cheer among the nominees.

Mudbound scored another first, with soul diva Mary J. Blige the first person nominated for acting and best original song in the same film.

For example, why are The Academy Awards called the Oscars in the first place?

Peele is only the fourth African American man to be nominated in this category.

For Hollywood, the Academy Awards are about honoring art and shining a light on the best at their craft.

Host Jimmy Kimmel is nearly certain to joke about last year's best picture mix-up that resulted in "La La Land" being announced as best picture instead of the real victor, "Moonlight". He was nominated for the Oscars 39 times and lost 28 times.

He says he has watched all of the nominated films, "and I hope that the audience has also watched them". What's more, Kimmel's ability to keep a cool head - as he did when Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty inadvertently presented the best picture award to the wrong movie - may come in handy during a ceremony with potential for a tense moment or two. "Whoever wins it will be most deserving", he added.Ashton said del Toro should win for bringing his vision to the screen, and "he did it nearly flawlessly", but there is a chance that Gerwig or Peele might be called on that night.