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The Oscars 2017: What time, Date, Host, Nominations and How watch online

When are the Oscars 2017? Date, time, how to watch and all you need to know about who is hosting the Academy Awards 2017 and details info.

The biggie of the awards season, the Oscars, are just around the corner so here’s all you need to know about this year’s Academy Awards.

When are the Oscars 2017?

The 89th annual Academy Awards take place Sunday, 26th February at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles, Angeles.

What time are the Oscars 2017?

All the red carpet action kicks off from midnight in the UK (which is 7pm in New York and 4pm in LA.) The actual ceremony is slated to begin at 1.30am in the UK (which is 8.30pm in New York and 5.30pm in LA.)

Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Red Carpet Start Time: 7pm Eastern Time|4pm Pacific Time
Ceremony Start Time: 8:30pm Eastern Time|5:30pm Pacific Time

The nominations for the Oscars 2017
The nominations for the Oscars 2017 were announced on 24 January and, as expected, it’s Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s musical La La Land that leads the way.

The magical movie earned 14 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Song and Actor and Actress nods for Ryan and Emma.

That means La La Land has equalled the record held by Titanic and All About Eve as having the most Oscar nominations of all time.

The full nominations are:

Best Picture



Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land


Manchester By The Sea


Best Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell Or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester By The Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Director

Arrival, Denis Villeneuve

Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson

La La Land, Damien Chazelle

Manchester by, Kenneth Lonergan

Moonlight, Barry Jenkins

Best Adapted Screenplay



Hidden Figures



Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester By The Sea

20th Century Women

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle


Best Animated Short

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes



Film Editing


Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or Highwater

La La Land


Best Cinematography


La La Land




Best Costume Design


Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins


La La Land

Best Hair and Make-up

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

Best Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman


Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary Feature

Fire At Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

OJ: Made In America


Best Documentary Short subject


4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets

Best Live Action Short

Ennemis Intérieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights



Best Production Design


Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Hail, Casear

La La Land


Best Sound Editing


Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Best Sound Mixing


Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Best Special Effects

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Original Score


La La Land




Best Original Song

Audition (The Fools Who Dream) – La La Land

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Trolls

City of Stars – La La Land

The Empty Chair – Jim: The James Folley Story

How Far I’ll Go – Moana

Where can I watch the Oscars 2017 in the UK & USA?

You can watch the Oscars on Sky Cinema special Sky Cinema’s Oscars channel – but be prepared for a late night! if you from the USA you need to get ABC TV App or ABC All Access

Now TV will also stream the ceremony.

Who is hosting the Oscars 2017?

Jimmy Kimmel – who hosts a popular late night talk show in the US – has been tapped as this year’s host; it’s the first time he’s hosted the Academy Awards, although he’s got a wealth of experience having presented the Emmys, ESPY Awards and American Music Awards in the past.

He’s also presented ABC’s post-Oscar shows in recent years.

Jimmy joked: “They asked like 14 people and they all said no and then there was me. I absolutely was surprised.”

“The producers and the Academy went through a long list of names, and in the end, they decided that – since I am already right across the street from where they do the show — I was the closest person to host.”

He’s getting paid £12,000 for the night.

News: When the Oscars Get Political: A Look Back at Michael Moore’s Divisive Anti-War Speech in 2003

Michael Moore accepting the Oscar for best documentary feature for “Bowling for Columbine” on March 23, 2003 (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/AP)

The Oscars

In 2003, years before terms like “fake news” and “alternative facts” circulated through the media, documentary director Michael Moore used his Academy Awards acceptance speech to accuse then-President George W. Bush of being a “fictitious president” and waging a “fictitious war” in Iraq. “We are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you,” said the director, as cheers and boos echoed through the Kodak Theatre (now the Dolby Theatre) in Los Angeles. It was one of the most blatant partisan political statements in the history of the Oscars, and it generated a massive backlash.

This year’s Academy Awards on Feb. 26 – scheduled a little more than one month into the tumultuous presidency of Donald Trump – are expected to be full of politically charged acceptance speeches. The controversy over Moore’s 30-second anti-war screed seems like something from a bygone era, a time before Twitter and TMZ gave celebrity opinions a 24-hour megaphone. Here’s an in-depth look at how that unforgettable Oscar moment unfolded, with new interviews from the people who had the best view: the other nominated documentary filmmakers who joined Moore onstage.

The 75th Academy Awards took place on March 23, 2003, four days after the United States dropped the first bombs on Baghdad that would begin the Iraq War. It was a politically fraught time for the U.S.: the impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1998 and the contested 2000 presidential election exposed the deep rift between red and blue states, and any solidarity that developed after the September 11 attacks would be ripped apart by the Bush administration’s controversial decision to invade Iraq. Though a majority of Americans supported the war at first, dissenters were many and outspoken – and their ranks steadily increased as the months went on.

Historically, the Academy has tried to lay low during times of national turmoil, even postponing the ceremony if necessary. (This happened after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, and after Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981.) In 2003, producers decided on a less drastic measure: The show would go on, but without the traditional red carpet. During the broadcast, which would be punctuated by ABC News updates, presenters and host Steve Martin were told to stay on script.

Acceptance speeches, however, were a wild card. That’s how controversial political statements generally got into into previous Oscar telecasts, including Marlon Brando’s infamous 1973 The Godfather win for Best Actor (he sent activist Sacheen Littlefeather to make a statement about Hollywood’s mistreatment of Native Americans); Vanessa Redgrave’s denunciation of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League as “Zionist hoodlums” after her Best Supporting Actress win for Julia in 1978, and Oliver Stone’s statement against war as he accepted the Best Director Oscar for Platoon in 1987. And documentary filmmakers were often among the most outspoken winners. In 1975, Hearts and Minds producer Bert Schneider read a statement offering “greetings of friendship” from the Viet Cong delegation to the Paris peace talks, prompting hosts Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope to apologize to the audience “for any political references made on the program.” In 1992, Deadly Deception director Debra Chasnoff used her speech to draw attention to General Electric’s participation in the nuclear weapons industry and to thank her life partner – making her the first lesbian to come out at the Oscars.

So if anyone was going to speak out about the Iraq War at the Oscars, it would almost certainly be Best Documentary Feature nominee Michael Moore – that is, if he won. Certainly, his gun violence exposé Bowling for Columbine was the most popular film in its category, having grossed more at the box office ($21.5 million) than any documentary in history at the time. But in 2003, it was widely believed that box office success worked against a documentary’s Oscar chances. “Essentially, the Academy has done an almost flawless job over recent years of not nominating or honoring the best docs,” critic Roger Ebert complained in 2002, citing the snub of 1994’s Hoop Dreams and Moore’s 1989 directorial debut Roger & Me. Even Moore was skeptical that he would win. “The last time that a documentary that was a box office success that actually won the Oscar was Woodstock, back in ’71,” the director pointed out in an interview for the Bowling for Columbine DVD, recorded three weeks after the ceremony. “I just didn’t think that the odds were with us.”

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