Who will win Oscar? Rick Bentley has a few predictionsBy Dora Ramos Feb 26, 2017
Affleck claimed much of the early awards, but Washington came on strong late claiming the SAG award and also has the added boost of being a beloved icon while Affleck's personal life has found controversy.
The Oscars, widely regarded as the film industry's biggest night, once again takes place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, where it's been held every year since 2002. The Screen Actors Guild best actor victor has taken the Oscar 18 of the last 22 years. It's fair to expect Kimmel's long-running faux-feud with Damon to spill onto the stage as it did during the Golden Globes. Look for that to continue during the telecast.
Other presenters include Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone, Charlize Therone, Halle Berry, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael Garcia Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Kate McKinnon, Shirley MacLaine and Hailee Steinfeld.
Natalie Portman has been a queen in Star Wars but it's her turn as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie that sees her win the nomination for Actress in a Leading Role.
On the left, a young girl known as a great Australian actress, once in a film named after the country she called home.
Actress in a Leading Role - Emma Stone is benefiting from being the star of Hollywood's favorite film.
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The movie has also got the most nominations this year, with a whopping 14 nods, so it's looking like the one to beat in all categories at the moment! Regarding La La Land, 39 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters were unaware the musical was up for the big award, while 26 percent of Donald Trump supporters were in the dark. Three of them - "Fences", "Hidden Figures" and "Moonlight" - have predominantly African-American casts. My money is on Davis.
And yes, Justin Timberlake will finally get the moment he's been waiting for throughout his hundreds of appearances on the worldwide Trollstour with a rousing performance meant to prove that no matter how hard we try, we "Can't Stop the Feeling".
One of the ways Academy voters might register their disapproval of Trump is in the Foreign Language Film category.
Frozen composer Robert Lopez was just 38 when he achieved the coveted "grand slam" of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony wins a few years ago, with "Let It Go" for Best Original Song. These would be all the TV and movie columnists filing opinion pieces on Friday in advance of the show Sunday nights as their work weeks are coming to a close.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Moonlight outshines all the others in this category.
The Oscars are an institution with their own trends and preferences, and given the recent decline in major studios' spending on lower-budget, more prestigious projects, it's clear that they have a major impact on a more modest film's chances of being made or seen, whether we like it or not.
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