What to expect during the awards ceremony
So what's in store for this three hour-plus event? Well, Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the event again this year, after receiving positive reviews for his performance (and handling of envelopegate) last year. However, the bulk of the buzz this time around has to do with the #MeToo movement, since this is the first Academy Awards ceremony since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke. The show itself is taking a moment to honor the Time's Up campaign during the telecast, and it's all but guaranteed there will be quite a few famous faces speaking out on the subject.
Of course, movies will win (and lose) awards, too. This year, the most-nominated films include The Shape of Water, Call Me By Your Name, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Lady Bird, Get Out, and Dunkirk, with experts predicting either Three Billboards or Get Out as most likely to take home Best Picture. Actors favored to nab a little golden statue include the likes of Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Allison Janney, and Sam Rockwell, while Guillermo del Toro is expected to win Best Director. Then again, upsets and surprises happen all the time, so there's no telling what might happen.
Who knows, there may even be an envelope mix-up all over again, because Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty are actually set to present the Best Picture award this year, too.