What to count on from the Academy Awards

The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air reside from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood tonight, starting 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC. The network's red carpet coverage gets under way at 7 p.m. ET. If final month's Golden Globe Awards are any indication,...

What to count on from the Academy Awards

The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air reside from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood tonight, starting 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

The network's red carpet coverage gets under way at 7 p.m. ET.

If final month's Golden Globe Awards are any indication, politics will take center stage at the Oscars show, and for his portion Kimmel tells ABC News you can can anticipate to hear President Donald Trump's name a number of times.

"I'm certain it will come up repeatedly all through the show, and I am guessing that the president will not be the most popular guy," he says. "I'd truly really like to just bring him on stage, that would be the finest surprise for every person."

There are nine nominees for ideal image this year, with the contemporary-day musical "La La Land" becoming the odds-on favored. It is the top nominee with a record-tying 14 nods. Director Damien Chazelle is favored to walk off with most effective director and its female star, Emma Stone, is also a frontrunner for greatest actress. Nevertheless, her co-star Ryan Gosling, who is up for greatest actor, faces stiff competition from Denzel Washington, who stars in a different best image contender, "Fences," and Casey Affleck for "Manchester by the Sea."

"Manchester" was also nominated for best picture, along with "Arrival," "Hacksaw Ridge," "Hell or High Water," "Hidden Figures," "Lion," and "Moonlight."

Washington's "Fences" co-star, Viola Davis, took property a Golden Globe for supporting actress for her role as his wife in the film, and is the favored to win the Oscar as properly. Mahershala Ali, who also won a Golden Globe for his supporting part in "Moonlight," has a fantastic shot at winning Sunday.

Elsewhere, "Arrival" and "Moonlight" each have eight nominations "Hacksaw Ridge," "Lion," and "Manchester by the Sea" every have six.

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