Powerful Women To Root For At The 2018 Academy Awards

Powerful Women To Root For At The 2018 Academy Awards

The 90th Academy Awards are taking place in Los Angeles today and will feature a live performance from Keala Settle, the half-Kiwi songstress who stars in the musical The Greatest Showman.

Disney-Pixar's "Coco" seems a near-sure bet to pick up the award for best animated film. "He followed that tradition last year and plans to again this year". In comparison, 2016 only had 305 eligible films. Though unconfirmed, the popular tale behind the origin of the name holds that academy librarian Margaret Herrick said the statuette looked like her Uncle Oscar. In 2016, there were 48 statuettes given to winners. And so, the show was moved to March 2018. Red Carpet coverage continues on ABC starting at 6:30 p.m. ET, with hosts Michael Strahan (Good Morning America), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) and Sara Haines (The View). There will be 60 ushers and ticket takers working at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center this year.

"Jimmy's job as the host of his own show is different than his job as the Oscars host".

If you are unable to access these channels, you can watch the show live on Hotstar as well. The proceedings will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Kimmel and the show's producers have even made light of the "Envelopegate" disaster from previous year.

A group of over 7,000 voters are responsible for picking the Oscars 2018 winners.

Who's hosting the Academy Awards?

"I don't remember a year with so much uncertainty". The number of active voting members as of December 21, 2017 was 7,258.

There are several firsts in this years award show.

The 50-year-old TV star is set to host the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (04.03.18), and although he's known for speaking out on issues such as health care and gun laws, producers of the ceremony have insisted his speech won't be "issue-oriented". And while President Donald Trump was the flavour of the show last year, this year he would definitely share attention with the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaign. Host Bob Hope marks the occasion by saying, "Isn't it exciting to know that a lot of these glamorous stars are going to be in your homes tonight?" Hope hosted the program a record-breaking 19 times. On the ABC network, the red carpet carpet coverage will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.

The Oscars will pay respect to Time's Up, the movement started two months ago in Hollywood to advocate for gender equality in the workplace. If a viewer does not have a cable connection then one can view the Oscars live only by streaming other official. The statue's design is described as, "a stylized figure of a knight holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes signifying the five original branches of the Academy (actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers)".

E! is scheduled to air its annual Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2018 Academy Awards special ahead of the main event Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. Stay tuned to International Business Times for live up-to-the-minute coverage.

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