Oscars 2018: How to watch the Academy Awards livestream

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His performance past year was overshadowed by the best picture mix-up that will go down as one of the most awkward moments in award show history. Although Daniel Day-Lewis was mesmerising in his last onscreen role in Phantom Thread.

The 90th Academy Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), takes place tonight and talk now focuses on who will collect the gold statues.

Where to watch the Academy Awards? The only other person in her category who comes close to having the emotional impact, while remaining nearly drastically human, is Laurie Metcalf in "Lady Bird". I think The Darkest Hour has lots of flaws but he isn't one of them.

Nearly as certain as Oldman's win is Frances McDormand's, who will win best actress for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". Willem Dafoe would also be a very worthy victor for The Florida Project.

Two other movies are also tipped to take home three Oscars apiece.

While everyone from Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot to first-time nominee Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig will be at the Oscars, most of us will have to be content with our positions in front of the television. However, I see it as unlikely at this point.

Kobe Bryant became the first NBA player to get an Oscar nomination, for his animated short film Dear Basketball.

It's been an unusually lengthy - and often unpredictable - awards season, already an increasingly protracted horse race begun as most of the contenders bowed at film festivals last September. However, when it comes to Best Picture I would either pick "Call Me By Your Name" or "The Shape of Water". The result is an idiosyncratic, bittersweet and tender film that is the favorite to win. The writing worked on several levels, and it led to great plot twists, and chances for its actors to be amusing and menacing, which will draw the votes from many members of the academy.

Who should win: The Big Sick was a sensational film and its screenplay was sublime. That is, at least, a fairly large list, but you'll likely want to double-check that you're covered before downloading the app.

This method of preferential voting for the final Best Picture ballot was reintroduced in 2009, when the academy went to 10 nominees in this category for the first time since 1943. Instead, the academy voted for less sunny films that delved into endemic racism ("Strong Island"), civilian rescuers and medics in the Syrian war ("Last Men in Aleppo"), Russian doping ("Icarus") and alleged bank fraud ("Abacus: Small Enough to Jail"). Often a wise, warm, empathic onscreen presence, the 58-year-old Janney as LaVona was caustic and cruel, and nearly upstaged by the pet bird that sat on her shoulder, pecking at her, for one extended, wickedly amusing scene.

Of all the films nominated for Oscars this year, "Get Out" nearly certainly had the most impact, with its unapologetic message (white liberals are racist too), box office success ($255 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget), and four Oscar nominations, including best picture, actor and director, a stunning haul for an edgy comedy-horror picture.

Who will win: Three Billboards looks like a good shout here given its momentum. That is all I have, though, and I think it will cap off a perfectly respectable Oscar night.

Who will win: There's no doubt about it, this year is tough to predict.

Jonah Crismore is programming director at the Embassy Theatre and a movie buff.

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