But it's likely the massive political natural disaster that has hit Hollywood in the past year will be represented not just on the red carpet but throughout the ceremony.
Best Actress in a Leading Role nominees: Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), and Meryl Streep (The Post).
What does this man have to do to win an Oscar? So, I'll just give it to Sam Rockwell because I've really enjoyed his past work, and this was a little bit of a departure from what he's brought in the past...especially the racist part. The scheduled live air time for the Oscars runs from 8 - 11 p.m. ET/5 - 8 p.m. PT, but the show nearly always runs over the ending time. I've only seen one of the nominees (Get Out) and found it just swell.
The field is made up largely of modest independent film successes except for the box-office phenomenon "Get Out" ($255 million worldwide after opening on Oscar weekend 2017) and "Dunkirk" ($255 million).
The Academy Awards are on Sunday night on ABC with Jimmy Kimmel hosting this year's festivities that amounts to the biggest night in film. This Oscars preview will provide predictions for the most honorable categories and the evening as a whole. By turning the channel to E!, those at home can take advantage of its special show "Live From The Red Carpet", giving access to dazzling celebrities walking the center aisle.
During the acceptance speech, the victor becomes really emotional.
Interest in the Academy Awards continues to decline. Christopher Nolan's World War II epic "Dunkirk" landed three awards, all for its technical craft: editing, sound editing and sound design. It's also a lovely depiction of Mexican culture.
Since the downfall of Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo has grown stronger, and with it more women taking charge and trying to end discrimination and sexual harassment in the industry. Seacrest has denied it and E! has supported him. "Like likes like", she said. She also says she's a big supporter of the Time's Up movement.
If you want to watch it via the comfort of your smartphone, downloading ABC's app from the App Store is another way to do it. Maybe Get Out still has a shot to win Best Picture; perhaps Greta Gerwig will come home with the statue for Best Director, and Timothée Chalamet will win the Best Actor trophy that had his name on it within the first ten minutes of Call Me By Your Name.
"Mudbound" and "The Big Sick" were conspicuously absent from the best picture category, though they received other nominations. 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.
The film is a harrowing portrait of how Ford's family was affected following the death of his brother in 1992 in Long Island.
Documentary feature: "Faces Places" is favored, but "Icarus" could score an upset.
Oscars 2018: How to Watch the 90th Academy Awards for Free Online. "Or as it's known at my house, Passover", he said at one telecast. Live From The Red Carpet hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic. Journalists worked to get into their positions on the carpet, some snapping their last selfies before the show.
Much of Sunday's broadcast, hosted for the second straight year by Jimmy Kimmel, seemed to point a way forward for the industry.
A diverse line-up of presenters has been chosen to actually hand out the Oscars.
A massive tent was erected over the carpet to protect it from two days of rain. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. EST.
That falls more in line with Kimmel's brand of comedy. No dress-code protest is planned by Time's Up organizers, as happened at January's Golden Globes.
This year, a handful of performers are lucky enough to have roles in multiple Oscar-nominated films: Nick Searcy portrayed General Hoyt in "The Shape of Water" and Father Montgomery in "Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri".