The Oscars are coming up in a few short weeks to celebrate the best in movies from the year of 2016. This year is the 89th annual Academy Award Ceremony being held in L.A, and whether or not you’ve seen all of the nominated movies, there’s something in it for everyone watching the ceremony.
Being a live event, there’s always opportunity for stand out moments and mishaps year after year, but personally I’m most excited for the red carpet coverage before the event to see the best dressed (and let’s be honest, the worst dressed). Below I’ve listed all the details you’ll need to know for this year’s Oscar ceremony so that you don’t miss out on any Oscar moments, so grab some popcorn and let’s dive in!
When are they?
This year the Oscars award ceremony will begin on Sunday, February 26 starting at 5:30 p.m PST (or 8:30 p.m EST). My favorite part, the pre-Oscar, red carpet coverage including celebrity interviews and commentary on red carpet outfits, will start before the awards at 4:00 p.m PST (or 7 p.m EST). The 90 minute pre-show and the awards show will both air live on ABC.
Emmy award winning late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, will be hosting this year’s Oscars. If you haven’t seen any of his show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, you won’t be disappointed by his witty sense of humour and originality. Check out his YouTube channel to see what I mean!
The 2017 nominations will be officially announced on January 24 at 5:18 a.m PST (or 8:18 a.m EST) and will be live streamed on the Oscar.com official website and will be broadcasted through ABC.
You’ll have a list of the nominations a month in advance of the ceremony, giving you lots of time to watch the movies you might not have already seen. In the meantime of the official nomination announcement, there are already predictions and speculations on who might be nominated and who might win an Oscar this year. According to IMDb, some of those movie predictions include Golden Globe winners La La Land, Moonlight, and Manchester by the Sea.
Hosting an Oscar viewing party? What you’ll need…
You can make a party out of watching the awards by hosting an Oscar themed party with friends. All you need is some popcorn and maybe a little champagne to get that old Hollywood cinema vibe going!
You can also make a competition out of who can make the best predictions on the winners of each category. Once the nominations are announced, create a ballot listing each category and their nominated films or actors/actresses. Make it easy and use templates from previous years as an example to create your own. And the winner can take home a gold statue or movie clapper as a memento!
Happy Movie Watching!