Oscar-nominees hit DVD just ahead of Academy Awards

Mahershala Ali infused a sense of warmth and humanity in his role in Moonlight, his chances might get upset by Dev Patel who gave a riveting performance in Lion but we feel that he is a sure shot victor in this category.

Hathaway's turn as Fantine was the only non-technical award the 2012 adaptation of the smash musical picked up. The silver lining for team La La Land: Unlike at the WGA Awards Moonlight is Oscar-nominated in the best adapted screenplay category screenplay at the Oscars, where it won't go head-to-head against La La Land, which is nominated for original screenplay. This is one of Oscar's most heated races. And we must similarly wait to see who will claim statues in all of the other categories, from Best Actor and Best Actress to Best Cinematography and Best Score.

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Including Andrews on this list is nearly academic, because her performance in The Sound of Music has passed into canon at this point. It's an improvement, but some of those nominated say there's still more work to do. She was the first person to do so - in 1936 for The Great Ziegfeld and in 1937 for The Good Earth - a feat that's only been matched since by Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Tom Hanks.

"I also backed Emma Stone to win best actress at 7/4", he said.

Check out our gallery above to learn why the 2017 Academy Awards might be the most extraordinary to date - and make sure to check out Wallethub's full breakdown of this year's event.

Now that the final round of Oscar voting is over, it is a good time for a refresher course in how the victor will be decided.

From the only X rated movie to ever win an Academy Award to the "host with the most" - impress your pals with some golden trivia in the run up to the biggest awards ceremony of them all. "La La Land" won the BAFTA (British Oscar), Producer's Guild and Director's Guild awards, all of which are notable precursors to Oscar glory.

A suggested play-at-home Oscars game: Count whether "La La Land" or Trump gets more mentions.

The presenters: According to the tradition of Academy, last year's acting winners-Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alicia Vikander and Mark Rylance-will present awards to this year's honourees. Nicole Kidman was an ideal adoptive mother in "Lion".

A $10 bet for La La Land would return $11.20 if it wins Best Picture.

  • Jacqueline Ellis