The 89th Academy Awards are just a week away. Considered as the most prestigious award by the film industries all over the world, the Oscars have been around for 89 years. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) the host of the Oscars initiated the phenomenon in the year 1953.
This year’s Oscar awards will be hosted by the Comedian Jimmy Kimmel at the Dolby theatre in Hollywood California. Tune into ABC network around 8.18 AM (Eastern event) on 26th February 2017 for the live telecast of this grand event (For Indian viewers Star movies will telecast it around 5.30 AM on 27th February 2017).
The final list of nominees were announced on January 24. The nominees were announced for 24 categories and mostly each category has 5 nominees except the best picture, best makeup and hairstyling. This year we have seen a record breaking nomination from La La Land in 14 categories which has equalled the record held by Titanic.
This year has also seen the award of honour for Jackie Chan, Anne V.Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman which was given away during the eighth annual Governor Awards on 12th November, 2016.
We have already seen predictions piling up the internet. The official luncheon of Oscars have taken place on February 6, 2017. The final voting closes on February 21, 2017.