Things To Know About Oscars 2017, Plus Patch's Winner Predictions

It is the time for people to gather around their TV sets to watch the handsome celebrities commend themselves on the past year's hard work.

It's a fitting venue to view the Oscars - numerous movies nominated in major categories have played at the art-house film venue this year, including "Moonlight", "Fences", "Hell or High Water", "Lion", "Manchester By the Sea", "Jackie", "Elle", "Loving", "Florence Foster Jenkins" and "Captain Fantastic", as well as best foreign language film nominees "Toni Erdmann" and "A Man Called Ove".

In the supporting actor/actress categories, five minority actors - Dev Patel ("Lion"), Mahershala Ali ("Moonlight"), Octavia Spencer ("Hidden Figures"), Viola Davis ("Fences") and Naomie Harris ("Moonlight") are on the list.

"It will be a contest to see which actor can say they hate Trump the most, Jackie says: "'I want to thank my daughter, my cousin and my brother-in-law... you thought [the previous guy] hated Trump?

Katie Baylis, Betfair spokesperson, said: "Casey Affleck is the hot favourite in the Best Actor category at 4/7 for his role in Manchester by the Sea, which would see Ryan Gosling miss out on making it a clean sweep for La La Land in the big four". Washington is wildly popular in Hollywood and directed himself - quite a feat. There are songs associated with 55 Oscar categories, but that's not all.

Ezra Edelman's ESPN-produced docuseries has sparked some debate over its classification as a feature film due to its multi-part format and television rollout.

"Toni Erdmann" from Germany probably will win foreign language film, although "The Salesman" from Iran may triumph.

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).

Six out of 10, or 60 percent, of those surveyed could not name a single movie nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, which has been won in the past by blockbuster movies including "Titanic", "Gladiator" and "Forrest Gump".

If "La La Land" wins 12 awards, it would set a record. "The Oscars are a fun betting event where you can sit there and watch the entire four-hour show filled with small betting possibilities". Some of the talent hitting the Dolby Theater stage to perform their nominated tracks include Justin Timberlake ("Trolls"), John Legend ("La La Land"), Sting ("Jim: The James Foley Story") and Lin-Manuel Miranda ("Moana"). While the nominees for the 2017 Oscars are more diverse than in recent years, people of color are still highly underrepresented, on both sides of the camera, both in Hollywood as a whole and at the Oscars. Of the 800 people surveyed, divided equally between those who voted for President Donald Trump and those who voted for Hillary Clinton, 68 percent of the Trump voters said they disliked political speeches at awards shows; 22 percent of Clinton voters agreed. However, the ceremonies will only take up Sunday night, which leaves Friday afternoon and evening, all of Saturday and a good portion of Sunday free for movie-watching on Netflix.

You have to give it to the Grammys: they understand the need of a pre-telecast ceremony.

  • Leroy Wright