When are the Oscars 2017? Nominees, UK TV channels, presenters and everything else besides
It is almost time to get a facial and hobble down the red carpet in your own front room (Picture: Metro)

We hope there are no creases in your tux or fluff on your Versace fishtail gown, because the 89th Academy Awards are virtually upon us.

La La Land scoops five BAFTA Awards in night of few surprises

Yes, the cream of the film industry will be turning out this Sunday, February 26 at the Hollywood and Highland Center’s Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in the hope of collecting some gold statues and saying important things.

Most will end up just sulking into a glass of expensive fizz, though.

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Hollywood is a long way away, so how can us Limeys watch the Oscars?

The ceremony begins at around 1.30am UK time so inject some caffeine intravenously.

Both Now TV and Sky Cinema’s Oscars channel will be showing the ceremony as it happens, and probably most of the red carpet stuff before too, though there’s no confirmed start time yet.

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J-Law at the Oscars last year (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

If you’re desperate though, you could always just keep up with it on Twitter.

Who’s hosting the ceremony?

For the first time, that honour has been bestowed on US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel following Chris Rock’s sterling effort last year.

He’s being paid a tasty £12,000 for the gig and claims he was chosen because his TV studio is ‘right across the street’ from the Hollywood and Highland Center.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Mr Kimmel is taking charge this year (Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Kimmel famously has semi-serious beef with Matt Damon after his ex Sarah Silverman released THAT famous comedy song, so expect some jokes about that.

Celebrities who will present awards (and hopefully crack a few jokes while doing it) include Scarlett Johansson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance, Samuel L Jackson, Jamie Dornan and Halle Berry.

Any performances lined up?

You bet yo ass.

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These bad boys are performing (Picture: Getty/ Shutterstock/ Metro.co.uk)

John Legend, Sting, Justin Timberlake and Lin-Manuel Miranda will all be churning out tunes from movies they’ve recorded for — notably, La La Land and Trolls.

Who’s tipped to take home the most gongs?

Look, no one is going to be surprised if Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s musical La La Land cleans up, while Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis both seem like a sure bet right now for Best Supporting Actor and Actress.

But with nine Best Picture contenders, the top category, Best Picture, is looking pretty open at the moment.

After #OscarsSoWhite, are there any major controversies this year?

While there are no women nominated in the Best Director category for the umpteenth time, it seems there is no major public outcry in 2017.

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Moonlight is up for awards in eight categories (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

There are plenty of non-white actors and directors up for gongs – namely Viola Davis, Dev Patel, Barry Jenkins, Denzel Washington, Ruth Negga and Mahershala Ali.

As Casey Affleck rises to Oscar glory, should we separate a performance from the individual?

However, some film fans have been debating about the fact Casey Affleck was accused of sexual harrassment by female colleagues and now may win a Best Actor gong for Manchester By The Sea.

Okay, well then who else is nominated?

La La Land has an incredible 14 nominations this year  while Moonlight and Arrival both have eight.

Hacksaw Ridge, Lion and Manchester By The Sea have six nods apiece, and astonishingly Suicide Squad managed to scrape a nomination too (for Best Costume & Hairstyling).

Oscars 2017 nominations

BEST PICTURE

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

BEST DIRECTOR

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Denzel Washington, Fences

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

BEST ACTRESS

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Dev Patel, Lion

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

Moonlight

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

BEST FILM EDITING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Arrival

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land

Passengers

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Passengers

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Audition (The Fools Who Dream), La La Land

Can’t Stop the Feeling, Trolls

City of Stars, La La Land

The Empty Chair, Jim: The James Foley Story

How Far I’ll Go, Moana

BEST SOUND EDITING

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Sully

BEST SOUND MIXING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

O.J.: Made in America

13th

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman

Tanna

Toni Erdmann

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Extremis

4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Ennemis Entreniers

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights

Sing

Timecode

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Pearl

Piper

Better start popping that corn now, you’ve only got five and a half days.

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