Oscars 2017: Which Movie Will Win Best Picture?

#4 This is the first year in which black actors were nominated in every category.

And then there's the box office - a factor that's hard to deny in a close Oscar contest.

ABC picked its own late-night TV host to lead this year's ceremony, and you can bet that he'll be reigniting his long-running gag feud with Matt Damon, who's attending as an Oscar nominee for producing best-picture candidate "Manchester By the Sea". It basically cleaned up at the Golden Globes, winning everything from best motion picture (musical or comedy) to best director to best screenplay - and more.

Still, it's an absolute triumph of a story that most people didn't know about: African-American women who worked as mathematicians for NASA and were instrumental in putting John Glenn into space as the first American to orbit the earth.

Tiger claws drone from sky mid-flight, tries to eat it
A video showing Siberian tigers pursuing an aerial drone at a reserve in Heilongjiang, a province located in northern China. The predator instinct gives away to curiosity a moment later, and the group mills about, sniffing and inspecting the drone.

Axford has gotten some television talk show time the last two years to discuss his picks, but other than giving a few interviews, this year he says he's just going to post his picks on Facebook and social media "and we'll see how that goes". It might, of course, end up being Moonlight's consolation prize when La La Land wins Best Picture.

Vanity Fair's calling it: Viola Davis will win an Oscar on her third nomination (finally!) It didn't happen for The Help, but it looks like a lock for Fences.

The film academy has issued more than 1,600 press credentials for the 89th annual Academy Awards.

Many an A-lister has gotten political, emotional or otherwise controversial while accepting their gold statues.

Jimmy Kimmel will not let Matt Damon come near Oscar's stage
ABC, which is the network airing the Oscars , will be live from the red carpet beginning an hour before the ceremony, at 7:00 p.m. In less than a week, Jimmy Kimmel will host what many anticipate to be the most political Academy Awards in recent memory.

In 2012, Adrien Brody was so excited to win Best Actor for his role in The Pianist that he surprised presenter Halle Berry with an extended kiss on-stage.

Michelle Williams from "Manchester by the Sea" is probably the only nominee with any chance, but there is no stopping Davis.

That will bring the "La La Land" total to a dominating nine awards out of 14 nominations. With "La La Land", Emma Stone also won the Best Actress for the 23th Screen Actors Guild Awards in January. I don't care if he wins for whatever he did, he will remain in his seat. But it got the requisite theatrical run to make it Oscar eligible and it's a deserving favorite to top other impressive entries, including "I Am Not Your Negro" and "13".

Health department recommends Alabamians get a flu shot
Most of the flu sufferers this year have contracted H3N2, a strain of the virus known to be particularly hard on the elderly. OSDH reports a total of 23 deaths and 827 hospitalizations associated with the flu since the season began in September.


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