What to Look for at the 90th Annual Academy Awards

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While several science fiction movies have been nominated in the past, none has ever won Best Picture.

"The Shape of Water", Guillermo del Toro's much-admired Cold War-era fairy tale love story, goes into the Oscars with the most nominations - 13 - compared to just seven for its main rival, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

The fierce women who are up for Best Actress are Sally Hawkins for "The Shape of Water", Margot Robbie for "I, Tonya", Saoirse Ronan for "Lady Bird", Frances McDormand for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and Meryl Streep for "The Post".

Cullinan won't be back this year, and the Academy has banned "electronic devices" backstage to ensure there are no more distraction- related foul-ups.

She's a heavy favorite to win best actress.

Guillermo del Toro's romantic Cold War-era fantasy tells the story of a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with a captive magical river creature in a secret United States government lab in 1960s Baltimore.

Mahrez regains hero status with last-gasp leveller
The Japan global will be assessed ahead of Saturday's game, having missed the last three matches with a knee problem. Last week, Leicester City kicked off their relatively easy run-in against relegation threatened Stoke City .

It has regained its status as the narrow frontrunner at odds of 13/10 against 2/1 for "The Shape of Water", according to awards prediction website Gold Derby. There are many other Australians who've won in a variety of categories.

Yance Ford ("Strong Island") is the first openly transgender director ever nominated, and Jordan Peele ("Get Out") is the first black filmmaker nominated for directing, writing, and producing.

It tells the grisly tale of an African American spending the weekend with his white girlfriend's family and discovering all is not as it seems.

This is a complicated way of saying that the movie that wins best picture is not the movie that a majority of Oscar voters think is definitely the best of the year, but one that a majority of Oscar voters think is among the best of the year.

"Frances McDormand will win a well-deserved Oscar for her completely believable performance", Golden said.

Not only did Parts 1 and 2 both win Best Film, but the character Mafia man Vito Corleone has earned two different stars the glory of winning Best Actor.

Putin sets course for new USA race with 'invincible' weapons
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert noted that Putin was speaking ahead of the March 18 election. Analysts said Putin was effectively challenging Washington to a new arms race.

The tense retelling of the storied 1940 evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Allied troops from a beach in northern France, starring One Direction singer Harry Styles, is an outsider for the top prize going into Sunday.

It's a well-made, good-intentioned, noble movie, as well as a film I've never known anyone to watch twice.

Veteran director James Ivory will make Oscar history as the oldest victor if he wins as expected for his adapted screenplay for "Call Me By Your Name", which has four nominations in total.

Call Me By Your Name.

It burst into theatres before Christmas to critical acclaim - it now boasts an average score of 8.7 out of 10 from 271 reviews collated by Rotten Tomatoes - but has lost momentum since and is seen as a long shot.

In a time where press freedom is challenged, Steven Spielberg's The Post shows how the men and women of The Washington Post came together to unveil secrets of the U.S. government during Richard Nixon's time.

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Not mentioned in the film but present between the lines on every page of the script is President Donald Trump, who has waged a vitriolic campaign against media outlets he believes are unfair to him. The Oscars will be held on Sunday and will air live in India on Monday on Star Movies and Star Movies Select HD. However, the category itself is hardly competitive; none of the other nominees stand a chance against the film "Coco". Other nominations include Best Supporting Actress for Lesley Manville, Best Score for Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, and Best Costume Design.

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