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Academy Awards Brace For Political Activism During Oscar Speeches

Thanks to President Trump's attempted Muslim Ban last month, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose film The Salesman is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, said he would not attend the Oscars, even if he were to be granted an exemption.

At this point, the Academy of Motion Picture arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars, and ABC, which televises it, should have little to fear in terms of alienating potential viewers. That year, Marlon Brando sent Sacheen Littlefeather to explain that Brando declined to accept his award for "The Godfather", because of the movie industry's record of poor treatment of Native Americans.

This past weekend Moonlight beat out La La Land at the Writers Guild Awards for best original screenplay.

With wins at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, Emma Stone has cemented herself as the favorite. She has been nominated 20 times. I would say "La La Land" and "Hacksaw Ridge" are the only two nominated movies that have a directing style that really stand out, and my guess is that "La La Land" will win.


Matt Damon, nominated for Manchester by the Sea, is only the third person to be nominated in Acting, Writing and Best Picture categories joining Warren Beatty and George Clooney.

"When asked to choose what should win best picture, the top picks were "La La Land" (13%) and then "Hidden Figures" (11%)". Weeks later, and having watched a dozen or so other winners for the first time, I can happily take out the "loose" in that sentence and replace it with "all but certain".

· This is the third year Piper Hiedsieck will be the official champagne of the Oscars. He calls it a "small but sturdy bridge", adding this: "It is important because it reaches beyond its specific characters and tells the story of all of our dreams and collective life experiences". Among them are films that made box office superstars out of the winners. Netflix offers movie buffs a crash course on seminal Hollywood films as well as modern classics that introduced us to some of our most beloved contemporary stars. For his skill and effort, the 32-year-old will likely become the youngest best director victor in Oscars history.

La La Land is favoured in nine categories including best director and best actress.

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