We looked forward every year to The Oscars for a number of reasons. There is the anticipation to find out which of the last year’s films will be immortalized through recognition, and of course the build up to the unparalleled glitz and glamour of the event. Some of the wealthiest, most beautiful people in the world are gathered in one place for us just for one night.

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the event again after positive reception to his performance last year. A talk-show stalwart, expect measured, professional comedy, drawing comfortable laughs from his the crowd and the audience at home. Also anticipate an undertone of political commentary, as Kimmel made several remarks on the then-recently concluded American elections last year.

On to the awards. The favourite for the Best Picture award this year is The Shape of Water by Guillermo Del Toro. Complete in its cinematic presentation, the film combines beautiful visuals, savvy direction, and strong performances to emerge as the top contender. The two biggest potential threats to this coup are the dreamy Call Me By Your Name and the masterful dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Both have a shot, but don’t count on it. Expect to see Del Toro take Best Director as well.

Expect Three Billboards and The Shape of Water to dominate the ceremony. Three Billboards is the favorite for Best Supporting Actor, after Sam Rockwell’s surprising disappearance into his role as a wayward cop, and Best Original Screenplay. The Shape of Water is in line for further awards such as Best Production Design and Best Original Score.

This year’s red carpet may not replicate the excess of the past. The #MeToo movement that has swept Hollywood has found its way to award shows by attendees dressing in black in solidarity for victims of sexual harassment, and the trend is expected to continue at the Oscars. Still, look out for exceptions to the norm.

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No errors this time

 

10.06

YAYY! Well deserved to say the least

 

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Getting his due, finally! 

 

09.45

As expected!

 

09.34

Coco wins 2

 

09.31

Very confused! Sympathies to Hans Zimmer. 

 

09.20

Blade Runner’s second of the night

 

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Jordan Peele’s maiden Oscar. Get Out actually wins an Oscar!

 

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Call Me By Your Name’s first of the night. Also James Ivory’s maiden Oscar!

 

09.02

Finally talking about the right things

 

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+1

 

08.45

Documentary short for you

 

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Here’s what happened when the Oscar nominees headed out to a theatre

 

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ICMYI

 

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Three for Dunkirk already? No other film has even won 2 so far.

 

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Not Guardians? 

 

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A night of many firsts

 

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Viva Latino! 

 

08.09

Kobe Bryant wins an Oscar!

 

08.01

WE CALLED IT! 

 

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Best Supporting Actress award coming up. Read our predictions here

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The Square misses out

 

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Shape of Water’s first award of the night

 

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Dunkirk was all about the sound for us

 

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Missing Cara Delevingne guys?

 

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Wow, did you expect Icarus to win?

 

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ICYMI here’s the opening sequence for tonight’s show

 

07.09

JLaw is our spirit celebrity

 

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Fancy winning this? Gotta win an Oscar first though

 

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The dresses were beautiful, gotta agree

 

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Victoria and Abdul was nominated. Just saying

 

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And here’s our favourite nominee with the first award of the evening

 

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And here are the nominees for the first award of the night (morning in India)

 

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SMH

 

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Jimmy Kimmel making all the right jokes

 

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Nicole Kidman already making the headlines

 

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Can’t get enough of these guys

 

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Are we rooting for Team The Big Sick, fellow Asians? 

 

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Daniel Kaluuya in the house! 

 

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Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the 90th Academy Awards! The red carpet has been rolled out and we’ll be bringing you the best looks from your favourite celebs. Stay tuned…

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It’s NOT La La Land! Moonlight is the Best Movie

Moonlight, not La La Land, is the Best Film of 2017.

 

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It’s her!

Emma Stone wins the Best Actress award ahead of Meryl Streep and Ruth Negga.

 

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Brilliant!

Totally deserved it! 

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And the Oscar for the Best Actor goes to…

Casey Affleck for Manchester By The Sea! Yes yes yes!

 

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La La Land Wins the big one

Damien Chazelle is the Best Director this year.

 

10.12

It’s actually raining food!

After candy, it’s time for donuts and cookies now.

 

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Another one for Moonlight!

Best adapted screenplay to Barry Jenkins and Tarell Avin.

 

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Finally!

Manchester By The Sea makes its first mark at the 2017 Oscars.

 

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To the lost ones

Sara Bareilles pays tribute to the members of the industry who left us in the past year.

 

 

A backstage look at @sarabareilles as she prepares for her upcoming Oscars performance.

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And again…

 

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Best Music obvious choice

Any guesses?

 

09.43

Beginning to get more La La

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone usher in John Legend for his magical performance.

 

09.37

Mean tweets, yes please!

Thank you Jimmy Kimmel for bringing this to the Oscars!

 

09.32

La La 

Number two for La La Land tonight as Linus Sandgren wins Best Cinematography award.

 

09.31

No party without the leader

He should have been invited!

 

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Is he?

The host asks a very important question.

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Best Live Action Short Film

Sing

 

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Best Documentary Short: The White Helmets

 

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Back to the future

Cool like that.

 

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Sunny side up

Looks like Lion child artist Sunny Pawar is this year’s answer to the fun-loving Jacob Tremblay.

 

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Wake up, it’s tomorrow

If you haven’t realised what the mood of the show has been like…

 

09.08

Hacksawing through it

John Gilbert wins the Best Editing award for Hacksaw Ridge.

 

09.04

Jungle Bells

The Jungle Book bags the black lady for the Best Visual Effects.

 

09.00

Quick recap

Catch up on all the action from the 2017 Oscars so far, including a umm..candy shower.

 

08.52

That’s why you should take Hollywood tours

Denzel Washington pronounces everyone’s new best friends, Gary and his girlfriend man and wife!

08.47

First of the night for La La Land

The movie gets off naught with the award for the Best Production Design (David and Sandy Wasco).

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Best Animated Feature Film: Zootopia

No surprises here!

 

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Best Animated Short Film

Pixar’s Piper takes the trophy home.

 

08.40

The Iranian Stand

Here’s the full message from the Salesman filmmaker to Donald Trump.

 

 

08.37

Remembering James Foley

Sting and J. Ralph’s “The Empty Chair” is a bittersweet ode to the journalist who was killed by the ISIS. 

 

 

08.33

Best Foreign Film Winner Takes Strong Stand

The Salesman filmmaker Asghar Farhadi snubs Oscars and sends out powerful message against the immigrant ban in written acceptance speech.

 

08.30

Davis’ stirring monologue

Here’s the entire speech by this year’s Best Supporting Actress.

 

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I dream of rain!

Legendary Brit musician Sting is set to perform later at the Oscars 2017. Here’s the confirmation. 

 

 

About to perform on the #Oscars. Tune in.

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Raw emotion

Viola Davis lays emotions bare in her award acceptance speech.

 

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And the Best Supporting Actress is…

Viola Davis does it! Grabs her first Oscar after three nominations. #Fences

 

08.10

21st Time Lucky

This award for Hacksaw Ridge’s Kevin O’Connell was his first after 21 nominations. Wow!

 

08.07

Best from the Red Carpet

Dear fellow Indians, who woke up late this morning, here’s some red carpet catching up that you need to do.

 

08.05

Who will be the Best Supporting Actress?

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Here are the nominees. Who is your pick?

08.02

Achievement in Sound Editing: Arrival, Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge

Arrival and Hacksaw Ridge take the sound awards.

 

07.50

If Ya Smell…what The Rock is cookin’

Dwayne Johnson introduces Lin-Manuel Miranda and 16-year-old Hollywood newcomer Auli’i Cravalho from Moana. 

 

07.45

Best Documentary Feature: O.J

Ezra Edelman’s O.J: Made In America takes the trophy!

 

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Hidden Figures Inspiration

Katherine Johnson graces the stage.

 

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Best Costume: Fantastic Beasts

Colleen Atwood wins it for the JK Rowling book film-adaptation.

 

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Best Makeup: Suicide Squad

We’re happy for Margot Robbie 😉 

 

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Moonlight celebrates!

#BlackLivesMatter: First award of the night goes to a coloured folk! Yay!

 

07.29

Donald Trump, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington: Kimmel spares no one

Check out Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue.

 

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Justin Timberlake’s opening act

Just in case you woke up late in India, here’s Timberlake’s full opening act.

 

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And the Best Supporting Actor is….

Mahershala Ali wins it for Moonlight! Among the other nominees, who missed out on the award, was also Dev Patel for Lion.

It’s also Ali’s first nomination. Read our piece about his feats here

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07.18

Best Supporting Actor announcement happening!

Here are the nominees:

07.13

Kimmel ends ‘feud’ with Matt Damon

 

07.10

Time for Jimmy Kimmel!

‘I got a sitting ovation,’ begin the Kimmel shenanigans as he then pulls Justin Timberlake’s leg.

 

07.04

It begins!

Justin Timberlake makes his way out with ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling!’

 

07.02

Justin Timberlake to perform!

Pop star and Oscar nominee Justin Timberlake just teased his Instagram followers with a rehearsal video from the green room. Surely he is going to perform!

 

Warm up. #Oscars

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Also, check out his cheeky Emma Stone photobomb.

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Ahead of the 2017 Oscars, the Academy Awards’ list of winners for Technical achievement was announced and most notably two Indians made their way into it.

Parag-Havaldar  

IIT Kharagpur computer engineer Parag Havaldar was chosen for the facial-performance-capture-technology at Sony Pictures Imageworks while Coimbatore-based Kiran Bhat, accompanied by Michael Koperwas, Brian Cantwell and Paige Warner, was recognised for ILM’s facial-performance-capture-solving system.

The technology developed by Havaldar and his group has been used for animations in various movies including Alice in Wonderland, Hancock and Spiderman.