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Academy Awards Are Sunday; Here's What You Need To Know

Academy Awards Are Sunday; Here's What You Need To Know

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By    |   Friday, 02 March 2018 07:56 AM

The Academy Awards will take place Sunday, and interest has increased in how Hollywood will address such issues as the #MeToo movement along with avoiding a repeat of last year's mishap when the wrong movie was announced for Best Picture.

While "The Shape of Water" looks to be the odds-on favorite to walk away with many of the top awards, upsets could be brewing from such films as "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "Get Out."

Here are some details fans need to know about this year's Academy Awards, according to the Oscars website and news outlets.

Date and time: Sunday, 8 p.m., Eastern

Location: Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles

Television: Live, ABC

Host: Jimmy Kimmel

Most Nominations: "The Shape of Water," 13; "Dunkirk" 8, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," 7

Best Picture Nominations: "Call Me by Your Name," "Darkest Hour," "Dunkirk," "Get Out," "Lady Bird," "Phantom Thread," "The Post," "The Shape of Water," "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Avoiding Award Mistakes: In what some called the most embarrassing moment in Oscars history, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope for Best Picture last year, leading to "La La Land" being announced instead of the correct winner "Moonlight."

The Academy created six new protocols to prevent last year's mistake from happening again, according to The Associated Press. The presenters will have to check with stage managers to make sure the correct envelope was handed to them.

Along with the two accounting firm partners who attend the Oscars, a third will sit in the show's control room with the list of the winners memorized, meant to cut down on time of correcting potential errors, the AP wrote.

All three will attend Oscars rehearsals and will practice handling what to do in case of a mistake, the news service said.

Addressing #MeToo and #NeverAgain movements: Many actresses dressed in black during the Golden Globes awards in January to acknowledge victims of sexual harassment and violence in connection with the #TimesUp movement to help those affected by sexual harassment.

While not giving any specifics, Oscars' producer Jennifer Todd told ABC News that she has had decisions about "how to address it in a moment or two in the show, but obviously, we want the show to be about entertainment."

Kimmel told Variety that that #MeToo movement will "be a part of the show. I can't give you a percentage, but it'll be a part of it."

Most of such issues have taken place during acceptance speeches, where the #NeverAgain movement could be highlighted. That movement was launched in the aftermath of the shooting massacre at a Parkland, Florida, high school in February, focused on pressuring lawmakers to pass gun legislation, Variety wrote.

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