The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air reside from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood tonight, beginning 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 component Kimmel tells ABC News you can can count on to hear President Donald Trump's name numerous times.
"I am certain it will come up repeatedly all through the show, and I'm guessing that the president won't be the most well-known guy," he says. "I'd seriously like to just bring him on stage, that would be the ideal surprise for everyone."
There are nine nominees for best picture this year, with the modern day-day musical "La La Land" becoming the odds-on favorite. It really is the leading nominee with a record-tying 14 nods. Director Damien Chazelle is favored to walk off with ideal director and its female star, Emma Stone, is also a frontrunner for most effective actress. Nevertheless, her co-star Ryan Gosling, who is up for ideal actor, faces stiff competition from Denzel Washington, who stars in a different most effective image contender, "Fences," and Casey Affleck for "Manchester by the Sea."
"Manchester" was also nominated for ideal 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 part as his wife in the film, and is the preferred to win the Oscar as nicely. Mahershala Ali, who also won a Golden Globe for his supporting function in "Moonlight," has a good shot at winning Sunday.
Elsewhere, "Arrival" and "Moonlight" both have eight nominations "Hacksaw Ridge," "Lion," and "Manchester by the Sea" each and every have six.
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