Get set for the most prestigious movie awards ceremony in the world, the 89th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscar Awards 2017, organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The awards is officially called the Academy Award of Merit, but is more popular by the nickname Oscar over its golden trophy in the shape of a man. The Oscar Awards 2017 will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre which is situated at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA. The Oscar Awards 2017 red carpet will begin at 4 pm local time in Los Angeles (7 pm on the East Coast). The Oscar Awards 2017 ceremony will begin at 5.30 pm local time in LA. In India, the Oscars 2017 will be aired live on television on Star Movies and Star Movies Select HD at 5:30 am IST, with the repeat on 8.30 pm IST the same day. The Oscar Awards 2017 will be hosted by our favourite stand-up man, Jimmy Kimmel. Oscar Awards 2017 winners list and LIVE Twitter Updates
The Academy website informs that the famous golden Oscar statuette is 13.5 inches tall and weighs 8.5 pounds. Although it is an award based in Hollywood, the Oscar statuette is cast in faraway New York. In January each year, when the Academy announces the Oscar Awards nominations, new golden statuettes are cast by the Polich Tallix fine art foundry in Hudson Valley, New York. An interesting trivia is that till today, starting from the first time the Oscar trophies were presented on May 16, 1929, more than three thousand (3,048, to be precise) Oscar statuettes have been presented at the Academy Awards. Oscar Awards 2017 nominations: La La Land has 14 nods; Complete List of 89th Academy Awards nominations!
Oscar Awards 2017 live streaming: Where and how to watch the 89th Academy Awards online and on TV
The Academy Awards 2017 will be aired LIVE on TV in the US on the channel ABC, just like last year. Fans who want to watch the Oscar Awards 2017 ceremony live streaming can log on to ABC.com and those who are on mobile on on iOS, Apple TV and Android platforms can watch the Oscars 2017 live streaming on the ABC App here only in the US. Download the Watch ABC app for Android here, or for the Apple iPhone, iPad or Apple TV here. In India, the Oscar Awards 2017 red carpet and ceremony will be telecast LIVE on television on Star Movies and Star Movies Select HD at 5:30 am IST, with the repeat on 8.30 pm IST the same day. In the US, Fire TV, Roku and DirecTV subscribers will also be able to watch the 89th Academy Awards 2017 live in some cities. Also, entertainment websites may have their own live red carpet of the Oscars 2017. IMDb will be hosting its Live Viewing Party with its own anchors for the Academy Awards 2017. (Throwback: Oscar Awards 2016 ceremony)
Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone may be seen on the Oscar Awards 2017 red carpet. Priyanka Chopra made her Oscar debut in 2016 when she presented an award. Priyanka Chopra was at the awards representing ABC, the producers of her television show Quantico, which is popular in the US and has won her a few awards. PeeCee dazzled on the Oscar Awards 2016 red carpet and this year, she will most likely be seen to promote her Hollywood debut film Baywatch. Priyanka Chopra will be seen playing Victoria Leeds, the main villain in the film and will fight Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock. Oscar Awards 2017: Our Predictions for the 89th Academy Awards winners
Deepika Padukone may be seen at the Oscar Awards 2017 to celebrate the successs of her Hollywood debut xXx: The Return of Xander Cage in which she starred opposite Vin Diesel. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Sarbjit to be sent to the Oscars. Watch this space for the live updates, Twitter reactions, red carpet and winners at the Oscar Awards 2017.