The 89th edition of the Academy Awards are set to take place this Sunday, and while the Oscars may not pack as much of a punch as the Grammys, it’s still an entertaining night for movie buffs. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor the best films and performances of 2016, and Jimmy Kimmel will be manning the hosting duties. Kimmel has his work cut out for him in his Oscars hosting debut, as Chris Rock delivered a hilarious monologue last year.
The nominees for the 24 different Academy Awards categories were announced on January 24, 2017, and unsurprisingly, La La Land received a boatload of them. The musical earned 14 nominations, which is tied with All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997) for the most of all-time.
All About Eve and Titanic both won Best Picture and combined for a total of 17 Oscars (6 for All About Eve and 11 for Titanic), so La La Land has to be feeling pretty good to be in such elite company. The Academy was also quite fond of Arrival and Moonlight, as the films tied for second place with eight nominations apiece.
Personally, I’m very interested in the Best Actor battle between Casey Affleck, Andrew Garfield, Ryan Gosling, Viggo Mortensen, and Denzel Washington. I’ll be pulling for Casey, as that dude has come a damn long way since jerking off into a baseball glove in Good Will Hunting.
But that’s enough of a stroll down memory lane for one day. Let’s break down the viewing details for the 2017 Oscars.
Oscars 2017 Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Start Time: 8:30 P.M. ET
End Time: 11:30 P.M. ET
TV Channel: ABC
Location: Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California
Host: Jimmy Kimmel