The annual ceremony celebrates the best of the movie industry from across Oscar Awards 2017 Live Stream the globe and the biggest A-listers in the world will be attending.Previous hosts have included Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, and, infamously, James Franco & Anne Hathaway, who were panned for their performance on the biggest night in the industry, so let’s take a closer look at this year’s ceremony, including who’s hosting and who may win.
January 24 at the slightly earlier time this year of 5.18am PST – which is the much more manageable 1.18pm for us over in the UK.
What can we expect?Previous Oscar winners and nominees Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe will join Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs in announcing the names, but
AMPAS have decided to shake things up in 2017, and nominees will be announced using a global live stream as well as through local TV broadcasters.In past years, the announcement has been made in front of a live audience of media and publicists, leading to whoops and cheers when certain names or films are called out.
In a statement, AMPAS said: Oscar Awards 2017 Live Stream ‘To support your coverage, downloads and editorial content for the 24 Oscar award categories will be available on Oscar.com and Oscars.org immediately following the announcement.Satellite coordinates and announcement details will be available in the coming days, including interview opportunities. We invite you to celebrate our 89th Academy Awards with us, and to share in a terrific new Oscar season.’
The race to the Academy Awards starts early in the year, as hopeful contenders play at film festivals, drum up buzz, and plan their campaign strategies months before they actually debut for general audiences later in the fall. But the 2017 Oscar race didn't really start to take shape until the past couple of weeks, when the various industry guilds started chiming in with their nominations for the best films, directors, and actors of the year.
It is, of course, helpful in building momentum to earn awards from film festivals, critics groups, and the Golden Globes (which are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association), but when it comes down to it, no critics or journalists will be casting ballots for the eventual Oscar winners. Those are voted on by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), an organization consisting of industry professionals, including actors, producers, writers, composers, cinematographers, costume designers, and more.
That's why the various guilds — the Producers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the Writers Guild of America, and the American Cinema Editors — are so important: like AMPAS, they consist of industry professionals, many of whom overlap in membership between their guild and the Academy. Getting a guild nomination is often the first step in securing an Oscar nomination; so with this Thursday's announcement of the 2017 DGA nominations, the final major guild has chimed in… and now we have a better idea where the Oscar race stands.
I've separated films into tiers, based on Oscar Awards Live Stream their guild nominations, and determined what that may mean for the 2017 Oscars. Each movie has been nominated at least once by one of the five major guilds: PGA, DGA, SAG, WGA, or ACE.Only two contenders this year have a perfect score from the five major guilds, and they're both small indie dramas that constitute two of what are generally considered 2017's three frontrunners. (More on the third in a moment.) Both Manchester By The Sea (about a man charged with caring for his nephew after his brother's death) and Moonlight (about a young, queer black boy growing up in the projects of Miami) were part of the 10 films nominated for the PGA's Best Picture award, the DGA's Best Director award, SAG's Best Ensemble award, WGA's Best Original Screenplay award, and ACE's Best Editing — Dramatic award.
In addition to their SAG Ensemble nominations, these films are also competing in individual categories there: Best Actor (Casey Affleck), Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), and Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams) for Manchester; and Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), and Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris) for Moonlight. This obviously puts both films in an excellent position heading into the Oscar nominations — voting for which closes this Friday.The next tier of films include two films that missed only one major guild nomination — and the same one, at that.
Neither La La Land nor Arrival earned a Best Ensemble nomination from SAG — and no movie has won Best Picture at the Oscars without one since Braveheart in the first year of the SAG Awards' existence, 21 years ago. That's a big hurdle for both films to overcome — but La La Land at least has something of an "excuse," since the entire film centers around the two leads played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, with no other character earning more than approximately seven minutes of screen time. If any film can break the long-standing correlation between Best Ensemble and Best Picture, surely it's the critically acclaimed musical. (It just earned a record-breaking seven Golden Globes last weekend.)
Despite their absence in the Best Ensemble race, both films still have performers competing in individual categories: Stone and Gosling in both Lead categories for La La Land, and Amy Adams in Best Actress for Arrival. They also earned nominations from the PGA, DGA, WGA (Original for La La Land, Adapted for Arrival), and ACE, as expected.There are four films this year that earned nominations from three out of the five major guilds, but these two get their own higher tier, since they got that most coveted of Oscar precursors: the Best Ensemble nomination.
(Fences also has stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis competing in Best Actor and Supporting Actress, and Hidden Figures has Octavia Spencer in the Supporting Actress Oscar Awards 2017 Live Stream race.)Both Fences and Hidden Figures missed the same two guilds: DGA and ACE, meaning they both made it into the PGA's field of 10 Best Picture nominees, and both of their screenplays made it into the Adapted race with the WGA.