The 2017 Oscars are set to take place this Sunday, as the best films and performances of 2016 will be honored at the most prestigious awards show in the movie industry. This will be the 89th edition of the Academy Awards, which are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The highlight of last year’s Oscars was without question Leonardo DiCaprio bringing home his long overdue first win in the Best Actor category, and it will be interesting to see what gets the internet buzzing this time around.
Oscars are up for grabs in a total of 24 different categories, and La La Land leads all films with a whopping 14 nominations. This is tied for the most nominations of all-time with All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997). La La Land is in great company, as both of these films won Best Picture and they combined for 17 total wins (6 for All About Eve and 11 for Titanic). Arrival and Moonlight were also popular with the Academy, with each film earning eight nominations and tying for second place.
Best Picture is the most coveted award, and Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight will be duking it out in this crowded field. The chances of Hell or High Water actually winning is microscopic, but that was easily my favorite movie of 2016. Jeff Bridges is a national treasure, and Ben Foster might be the most underrated actor in Hollywood.
But enough hot takes from me, let’s break down how you can tune into the 2017 Oscars.
Oscars 2017 Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 8:30 P.M. ET
TV Channel: ABC
Location: Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California
Host: Jimmy Kimmel