Jimmy Kimmel's mission impossible - Oscar host in midst of #MeToo

Jimmy Kimmel's mission impossible - Oscar host in midst of #MeToo

For Hollywood, the Academy Awards are about honoring art and shining a light on the best at their craft.

FRANCES MCDORMAND: (As Mildred) Time it took you to get out here, Willoughby, some other poor girl's probably out there being butchered right now.

In total, he won 22 competitive Oscars and three honorary ones, out of 59 nominations.

Politics, although fair game for late night, doesn't always work in an awards show setting.

Though unspecified what the moment during the Oscars ceremony would involve, leaders said they had worked with the show's producers to bring attention to their cause.

The Best Foreign Film category is particularly challenging this year, as the nominees are all extreme. It's an opportunity to get readers involved, and those who participate by guessing which nominees will win in top categories seem to have fun with it (and that makes me happy).

Don't be alarmed if you hear glass ceilings shattering at this year's Oscars, with numerous breakthroughs to cheer among the nominees. I think subscribers will really enjoy this type of quality film instead of another Adam Sandler movie. Pacific Sunday to mike.mcinally@lee.net. It's a quirk in basketball when referees attempt to make amends for a bad call by making another one, and the Oscars have been guilty of this many times before.

The former is expected to win for the leading performance by Gary Oldman and for the makeup and hairstyling team that transformed him into Winston Churchill.

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Rockwell leads a supporting-actor category that also features Willem Dafoe of "The Florida Project", Woody Harrelson of "Three Billboards", Richard Jenkins for "The Shape of Water" and Christopher Plummer for "All the Money in the World".

Of the nine films nominated for Best Picture, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is one of four films that doesn't feel like Oscar bait and one of two films that has a shot of winning. Will it be "Lady Bird", "The Post", "Phantom Thread", "Call Me By Your Name"? This Oregon native would be the oldest man to win an Oscar.

It has lost some momentum in the best picture race, where it was the favorite for several weeks but now is in second place in the betting.

2017 - "Moonlight" becomes the first film with an all-black cast to win best picture, but in a backstage envelope mixup victory is first handed to musical "La La Land".

Editing: "Dunkirk." Remember "Dunkirk?". According to the movie academy's database of Oscar speeches, the term "McCarthyism" was not used until 2014, when Harry Belafonte mentioned it upon receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Amusing how that goes. Brennan pinpoints "the collaboration between "the festival circuit" and "awards season" has made film culture insufferable, and this impacts the cinema on the margins, or of the marginalized, even more because those works struggle (maybe hope?) to get as much visibility as the Academy Awards ostensibly allows them. Lebanese Film The Insult is getting great reviews but it's competitor, the Chilean entry A Fantastic Woman has gained worldwide attention for its transgender themes.

Live action short: "DeKalb Elementary". It won at the Golden Globes, the BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and it tackles more relatable issues than "The Shape of Water". Peele and Gerwig are also nominated for original screenplay, while del Toro is nominated along with Vanessa Taylor for "The Shape of Water".

From a quirky fairy tale romance to a dark comedy about a murder investigation, via a couple of coming-of-age tales and a horror satire, the contenders for the best picture Oscar offer audiences an array of genres and themes.

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