The 89th annual Academy Awards will be presented in 24 categories at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles this Sunday night from 8:30 p.m. to about midnight. This year the Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast live on ABC.
"La La Land" goes into the ceremony with a record-tying 14 nominations, including best picture. But a cultural backlash against the candy-colored musical has raised the possibility of an upset win by the more socially relevant "Moonlight" or "Hidden Figures" in a year of improved diversity at the Oscars.
It's also a time of political outrage in Hollywood and podium protests could trump the trophies if last month's Golden Globe and SAG awards are any indication.