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Unlike last year's show, this year's Oscars comes back with a vengeance from their #OscarsSoWhite faux pas.

Britain has just 12 nominations at this year's ceremony, the lowest for at least a decade.

Or maybe La La Land's 14 nominations put you off.

If fantasy prevails, "La La Land", starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a struggling actress and jazz pianist, would be the first musical to win best picture at the Academy Awards since "Chicago" in 2003.

The La La Land actor has a very handsome face. What time is the red carpet? The viewing party will be a companion show to the Oscars, according to Business Wire, and will provide viewers with an inside look at the big night.

The star made the now questionable choice of going commando, and her lack of underwear provided the crowd with a lack of imagination, when her dress flipped open revealing what's underneath. These actors are really good at their craft.

Hollywood seized the global platform of the Oscars on Monday to take on Donald Trump, but stars kept the tone light and inclusive after the President's divisive debut.

We will be covering the action as it unfolds, but in the meantime, here is all the information you need if you want to watch the Oscars - or if you simply want to sound knowledgeable when you're trying to blag it.

"We have no tolerance for fake news".

Jimmy Kimmel continued the anti-Trump theme by tweeting the US President from the stage.

The late-night comedian quipped that Mr Trump had taken the heat off Hollywood and its annual gala. Who will walk away as the Best Lead Actor and Actress? He was the first black person to be nominated for (and 6 years later, win) Best Actor; the first black male to win the Oscar; the first to receive two nominations; and the youngest to win Best Actor.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose "The Salesman" won best foreign film, his second win in the category, did not attend the ceremony in protest of Trump's travel ban to seven predominantly Muslim nations.

In a recurring comedy bit, Kimmel tormented actor Matt Damon in various ways throughout the broadcast, even using the orchestra to play him off the stage when he was attempting to present an award, in one instance. After strongly opposing the election of Trump as president, celebrities have used the spotlight at earlier award shows to denounce the Republican's hardline stances on immigration, transgender rights and the media.

All of them are encouraging Hollywood to do more than just entertain.

"This is not a prank", Jimmy Kimmel tweeted as he revealed the news that he would be fronting the Oscars for the first time.

  • Salvatore Jensen