The 2017 Academy Awards are just around the corner!
Before you print out your Oscars ballot and invite friends over to watch the biggest show of awards season, there are a few things you need to know.
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Dev Patel are just some of the Hollywood stars expected on the red carpet — and who knows if they will also walk away with their first Oscar statue.
While La La Land is predicted to sweep the awards, we wouldn't be surprised by a dark horse or two (we're totally talking about Moonlight).
Here is everything you need to know about the 87th annual Academy Awards:
What time do the Oscars start?
The award show will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. EST. However, red carpet coverage will begin at 5:30 p.m. EST on E! and ABC will go live at 7 p.m.
What channel is the Oscars on?
The Academy Awards will air on ABC, after the network extended its contract with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences through 2020. The show is expected to run just over 3 hours.
Who is the Oscars host?
This year, Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the awards show for the first time. The talk show host opened up recently about hosting during a very political year.
"Finding that balance is, for me, the most difficult hurdle, when it comes to this broadcast," he told the New York Times. "We don’t know what our mood in this country is going to be on Sunday. We seem to be in a very temperamental period. We’re having wild mood swings as a nation right now. Hopefully, everyone will be in a good mood that night."
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Who votes for the Oscars?
Following last year's diversity controversy, everyone wants to know who is responsible for picking the winners.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is made up of over 6,000 voting members of film-industry professionals. Each member votes in their own field for nominations, but all members are allowed to vote across all fields for the winner.
What movies are nominated?
You can see the full list of 2017 nominees here, but the most searched Best Picture nominees according to Google are La La Land, which leads with the most Oscar nominations, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hacksaw Ridge and Fences.
Where can you get a printable Oscar ballot?
You can download our custom ballot here, and be sure to print out our Oscar-approved bingo game!