Politics And The Academy Awards

The latter report notes that the Oscars 2017 presenters will be Samuel L. Jackson, Arrival's Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson and Charlize Theron.

Viola Davis is poised to take home the black beauty for Best Supporting Role in Fences whereas Mahershala Ali might grab the Best Supporting Actor trophy for Moonlight.

Plus, La La Land has won a bunch of awards already.

La La Land's Emma Stone and Jackie's Natalie Portman both have good odds to win in the Best Actress category, where they are competing against Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Ruth Negga (Loving) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins).

The voter was more harsh in discussing the nominees for Best Actress, saying that she did not like any of the women for the award.

The current record is 11, held by The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Titanic, and Ben-Hur, and La La Land is nominated for a record-tying 14 nominations.

#5 The Oscars will be televised in 225 countries and territories on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET on ABC and other worldwide TV networks. She was the one silver lining in the oversaturated and overrated "La La Land"-completely outshining her co-star Ryan Gosling".

Denzel Washington in Fences. (In order to qualify for the Academy Awards, it also had a theatrical run in NY and Los Angeles.) At 467 minutes, it could become the longest Oscar victor ever, beating out the 1969 Best Foreign Language Film victor War and Peace (431 minutes).

Politics And The Academy Awards

For the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role, the voters nearly unanimously chose Viola Davis for her performance as Rose Maxson in "Fences".

On the male side, Casey Affleck ("Manchester by the Sea") looks poised to take the award. And this is hardly a case of Oscar-bait; Affleck's performance was impressive and moving, so he'll likely take the prize. "It's an terrible feeling because I don't make that decision", said Wheeler.

The nominees here are "Arrival", "Moonlight", "La La Land", "Silence" and "Lion".

Could La La Land make history as the movie with the most Oscar wins of all time? Lucas Hedges has received too little notice for his performance in "Manchester by the Sea", so an upset in his favor would be a pleasant surprise.

Of the original screenplays, the race is between Chazelle's "La La Land" and Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea".

Just as it is easier for TV talking heads to gab about polling results before each election than to go out and report, movie journalists often seem more interested in awards horse races than what Hollywood actually puts up on the screen every year. It was my pick last year for the best picture and was the most fun I had in a theater all year.

"Moana" star Auli'i Cravalho and "Hamilton" creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will perform "How Far I'll Go", from "Moana".

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