LOS ANGELES: It´s no secret that “La La Land” is the large favourite to earn primary Oscars glory on Sunday. But there are different tales positive to spread on Hollywood´s largest evening.
Here are 5 things to watch for:
Clean sweep for ´La La Land´?
“La La Land,” Hollywood´s love letter to itself, heads into the Oscars with a record-tying 14 nominations. The whimsical musical romance is liked to win probably the most coveted very best image prize, beating out fellow frontrunners “Moonlight” and “Manchester through the Sea,” in addition to six different nominees.
The movie has already nabbed most of the most sensible honors — Golden Globes, Baftas, guild prizes — main up to the Academy Awards.
Should 32-year-old Damien Chazelle stroll away with a statuette, he will be the youngest director ever to win an Oscar.
Will Oscars be ´Trumped´?
Given the strain roiling the rustic since Donald Trump used to be elected president, it’s all however positive that Sunday´s rite could have a tinge of politics. The gala already took a political flip after Iranian director Asghar Farhadi — nominated for highest overseas language movie for “The Salesman,” after his “A Separation” gained in 2012 — stated he would now not attend the rite following Trump´s arguable go back and forth ban concentrated on seven mainly-Muslim nations.
The movie´s lead actress has additionally stated she would snub the development, although the go back and forth order is recently on ice. White House spokesman Sean Spicer stated Trump most probably would now not watch the Academy Awards as he’s going to be website hosting the once a year governors´ ball in Washington.
That does now not essentially imply, on the other hand, that the president gained´t take to Twitter to react to any “Meryl Streep second” — she hit out at Trump in a speech at the Golden Gloves that gained reward and complaint.
A miffed Trump reacted through calling her “overvalued” — and Sunday would possibly simply be Streep´s probability to reply.
Streep: some other win at the playing cards?
Streep won her 20th Academy Award nod this yr for her starring position in “Florence Foster Jenkins,” besting her personal listing for probably the most appearing nominations in Oscars historical past.
Should she win on Sunday, the 67-year-old actress will earn her fourth Oscar, tying her with Katharine Hepburn for probably the most Academy Awards in the most productive actress — main and supporting — classes.
Oscars now not so white
It has been a landmark yr for variety at the Oscars with African-American actors nominated in all of the most sensible classes.
The numerous slate of nominees will lend a hand the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences put to relaxation the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that has dogged the awards gala for the previous two years.
However, a brand new Oscars hashtag — #OscarsSoMale — seems to be gaining steam, over the truth that a majority of talking roles in movies move to males.
Ultimate webhosting check for Kimmel
Comedian and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will preside over the Oscars for the primary time, and critics might be gazing to see how he pulls it off in entrance of a tv target audience of tens of tens of millions.
Kimmel, 49, faces the stiff problem of protecting the greater than three-hour display — typically the most-watched non-sports telecast within the United States — upbeat in a yr the place no primary surprises are anticipated and the place the Oscars So White controversy turns out to be a factor of the previous.
“I´ve come to phrases with the truth that somebody goes to be disenchanted in me at the top,” the emcee, who lately hosted the Emmys, informed The New York Times in an interview revealed this week. “I simply don´t know who it is going to be but.”