The 89th Academy Awards take off tonight, but first the city of stars must primp and practice for the red carpet. Follow us all day to find out what happened behind the scenes at the Oscar rehearsals, what host Jimmy Kimmel has planned for the big show, and who we think will take home Oscar gold.
“La La Land” is in the lead with 14 Oscar nominations including actor, actress, director and picture. That ties the record shared with "All About Eve" and "Titanic." Close behind is "Arrival" and "Moonlight," each with eight nominations. Also in the running is Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary “13th.”
John Legend, Justin Timeberlake, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sting will be performing the nominated original songs. But will Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (both nominated for "La La Land") join onstage for a little looking-at-your-feet soft-shoe? Only time will tell.
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The long-running "feud" between Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel is alive and kicking at the Oscars.
For years the two have been battling it out publicly in the ongoing bit. There was the rather catchy music video Damon and Kimmel's then-girlfriend (now ex) Sarah Silverman made revealing their affair. That led to a follow-up video from Kimmel and Ben Affleck revealing theirs.
Damon showed up to the Emmy Awards ceremony when Kimmel lost, and even more recently popped in at Kimmel's ultrasound proclaiming that he was actually the father of Kimmel's future baby.
Two days ago, the host for this year's Oscars ceremony was seen defacing Damon's seat card during rehearsals. Fingers-crossed that this means similar shenanigans from the two on stage tonight.
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