Excitement grows ahead of tonight's Academy Awards

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"Nonetheless, he offered a natural and very human rendition of the memorable statesman - an achievement for which he will probably be awarded by the Academy".

LOCATION: The show is taking place this year at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Del Toro took a passion for monster films and made into something that you wish could frame and hang it on your wall. Del Toro is widely respected and deeply liked, and buoyed by a "his time is now" narrative, along with wins at the Golden Globes, the Directors Guild of America Awards and the BAFTAs. "We're not calling it 'The 85th Annual Academy Awards, ' which keeps it mired somewhat in a musty way". But more than redemption is on the line Sunday for last year's embarrassing best-picture flub - the fiasco known as Envelopegate.

"It's not quite enough anymore to show up and say, 'Thank you, '" Shanker said. The lights and camera are ready, the action will follow suit, and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will hopefully rack up the laughs again, just as he did during last year's ceremony.

Gary Oldman won his first Oscar on Sunday for his lead role as British wartime leader Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Though the list of nominates is an incredibly long one, we made a decision to focus on the categories that will most likely be talked about during the night and even into the next day. "We need to set an example", he said.

Conway said, "After "Pan's Labyrinth, ' 'Crimson Peak" and now 'The Shape of Water, ' del Toro should get even wider recognition as the most imaginative and creative director in the industry".

Should Win: This is an extremely tough category, but out of this batch, it was Margot Robbie who stretched herself beyond anything I might have assumed her capable of as the proud, defiant and unapologetic Tonya Harding. "So I want to dedicate this to all the people who raised my voice and let me make this movie".

In the wake of #OscarsSoWhite, a social media movement that sprang up when no black, Latino or Asian-American actors were nominated in the four main acting categories in 2015 and 2016, the academy's president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, spearheaded a push for more diverse membership.

People are screaming for Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri-and that's fine and all-but I would argue that Sally Jenkins deserves the award. Oldman thanked his almost 99-year-old mother.

The Oscars will have 735 red carpet fan bleacher seats available this time around, but that's nothing compared to the amount of viewers expected to watch from home.

Others have tried the stunt as well, with an artist named Sabo putting up three billboards against sexual misconduct in Hollywood with sings that read: "And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to..." and "We all knew and still no arrests" and "Name names on stage or shut the hell up!" They were met by a standing ovation. The ceremony was held just days after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose name was never cited by Oscar winners in his lifetime, and Steiger ended by invoking a civil rights anthem: "And we shall overcome". "That's what this year has promised us".

"La La Land" was mistakenly named best picture a year ago, when the victor was in fact "Moonlight".

"The movies, such is their power, captivated a young man from South London and gave him a dream", said Oldman.

Before he was tossed out of the film academy after a storm of sexual harassment and sexual abuse allegations, Weinstein was for the last two decades the grand poobah of the Oscars. Kimmel cited the industry's poor record for female directors and equal pay.

If you still haven't watched all these films, or can't decide who to cheer this year, S Weekly asked Thailand's top film critic Kong Rithdee to share his favourites ahead of the 90th Oscars ceremony. But Kimmel introduced the broadcast as "a night for positivity", and cited, among other things, the box-office success of "Black Panther" and "Wonder Woman".