A Preview at the 89th Annual Oscar Awards
The 89th annual Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday Feb. 26 on ABC. The musical performers for this year will include Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Sting, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Each guest will be singing their song nominated for Best Music (Original Song); for instance, Lin-Manuel will be playing the song “How Far I’ll Go” from the new Disney movie Moana.
“If the Oscars were handed out today the winner for Best Original Music Score would be Nicholas Britell, “Moonlight,” Business Insider’s Guerrasio said.
There will be 24 different categories, including best picture, best leading role for both male and female, and best animation.
The movie La La Land is nominated for 12 awards and is projected to take “Best Picture.” Rotten Tomatoes gave La La Land a 4.2 out of 5. This ties the movie for most Oscar nominations with Titanic and Lord of the Rings. Actor Denzel Washington will also be looking to win his third Oscar award for Best Actor in a Leading Role from the new movie Fences.
The first ever Oscars was held on May 16, 1929 in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. When looking back at how it all started the Oscars was a brand new way of showing actors, directors, and others involved in Hollywood a way to show their hard work on the big screen. As for the present, the same concept still applies, but more excitement is added to the Oscars with musical performances, not to mention many celebrities that show up on the red carpet. Annually, the Oscars cost over $40 million dollars, with tickets to the after party costing upwards of $100,000.