Red carpet ready for Hollywood's biggest night — Oscar Sunday

The red carpet has been rolled out, make-up artists have been booked and tuxedos have been ironed.

The 90th Academy Awards will take place Sunday, airing live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The proceedings will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. In total, Crystal hosted nine Academy Awards between 1989 and 2012. Bradley Whitford, who portrayed Author Parsons in "The Post", also starred as Dean Amitage in "Get Out". He served 18 times between 1940 (Gone With the Wind was best picture) and 1978 (Annie Hall).

There are several firsts in this years award show.

1929 - The first Oscars ceremony is held on May 16, 1929, at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and hosted by actor Douglas Fairbanks Sr. The presentations in 12 categories lasted a mere 15 minutes.

Where to watch the Academy Awards? MORE: What to know about this year's Oscar best-picture race And when it comes to the men, Connelly believes Gary Oldman's chances of winning Best Actor are excellent.

"La La Land" was mistakenly named best picture a year ago, when the victor was in fact "Moonlight".

What's in store for this year? Those nominated for Leading Actress include Sally Hawkins for The Shape of Water as Elisa Esposito; Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Mildred Hayes; Margot Robbie for I, Tonya as Tonya Harding; Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird as Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson and Meryl Streep for The Post as Katharine Graham. Kimmel, hosted one of the lowest rated Oscars shows ever in 2017, as many in America are disgusted by Hollywood's politics.

1973 - Marlon Brando wins a best actor award for his performance as Vito Corleone in "The Godfather", but boycotts the ceremony to protest how Native Americans are portrayed in movies and television.

Organisers will be keen to avoid the envelope mix-up that saw La La Land accidentally named best
Organisers will be keen to avoid the envelope mix-up that saw La La Land accidentally named best

The night's top honor, best picture, is considered especially up for grabs this year, with contenders including "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", "The Shape of Water" and "Get Out". If a viewer does not have a cable connection then one can view the Oscars live only by streaming other official.

And here's the list of those singing the nominated songs.

"I don't remember a year with so much uncertainty".

"Mudbound" and "The Big Sick" were conspicuously absent from the best picture category, though they received other nominations. He has won twice, for "Glory" and "Training Day".

"This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman - Keala Settle. He was, of course, Elio in "Call Me by Your Name".

For Oscarphiles (is that a word?) wanting to get an early jump on the proceedings, E! My prediction is yes, we'll all continue to watch live coverage of the Academy Awards into the wee hours of the night, because why not - it's the biggest night of the year!

That'll be followed at 7 Red Carpet Rundown, which will deal with "the hottest fashions".

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  • Jacqueline Ellis