Tonight, your favourite celebrities will gather together for the biggest night in Hollywood otherwise known as the Academy Awards. This year is a milestone in the show’s history as it marks 90 years of celebrating the greatest achievements in film.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE OSCARS 2018
The Oscars red carpet can easily be the called show before the big show, but there’s more to look forward to besides gorgeous gowns and clean-cut suits. Following the all-black looks from the Golden Globes and BAFTAs in support of the Time’s Up and #MeToo Movement, all eyes will be on the red carpet to see if the trend will follow. According to a lead producer at the Oscars, Jennifer Todd, these social movements might not be taking the spotlight. Instead, viewers at home should expect “fun and funny and great performances,” she says. “It should also be a giant commercial for the movie business, which we all need to keep going.” Even if the stars aren’t dressed in all black tonight, it should be no surprise if you do see a Time’s Up pin accessorizing their outfits. Also, be on the lookout social activists as dates to the celebrities.
This year’s Oscars have a lot of notable nominees including The Shape of Water which currently leads with 13 nominations. These are a few of the nominations that we are watching which have the potential to make history should they take home the win:
Jordan Peele: Nominated for Best Director, if Peele wins he would be the first black director to ever win the award. (Oh, and even without the win, Peele is still the first black person nominated for Best Director, Picture and Original Screenplay).
Timothée Chalamet: He’s nominated for Best Actor for his work in Call Me By Your Name. If he wins tonight he would be the youngest male actor to win the award at just 22 years old.
Rachel Morrison: She made history as the first woman for Best Cinematography for her work on Mudbound. If she wins she will be the first woman ever to win the Oscar for the category.
WHO YOU CAN EXPECT TO WIN:
Spoiler alert? No, we haven’t hacked into The Oscars to tell you who is going to win but, here’s a little hint on what many movie experts believe will win including our picks:
Experts: The Shape Of Water OR Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Our Pick: Get Out
Experts: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape Of Water)
Our Pick: Jordan Peele (Get Out) OR Guillermo del Toro (The Shape Of Water)
Experts: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Our Pick: Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water) OR Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
Experts: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Our Pick: Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
Best Supporting Actress:
Experts: Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Our Pick: Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
Best Supporting Actor:
Experts: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Our Pick: Richard Jenkins (The Shape Of Water)
Returning for his second year, Jimmy Kimmel is back to host The Oscars. We can’t exactly say what to expect since he is keeping his program under wraps but we anticipate politically aware jokes about #MeToo, Trump and of course some jabs at Matt Damon.
THE ENVELOPE INCIDENT
We’re definitely expecting mentions to last year’s now infamous Best Picture envelope mix up in the opening monologue and presenters mentioning it throughout the show. To milk it even more, the producers are bringing Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway back to announce Best Picture! (We’d say there’s a 99.9% chance of history not repeating itself).
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