Oscars 2018: The leadup and the rundown on the 90th annual Academy Awards

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Verge Staff

The Oscar is Hollywood's most important award, and the Academy's award ceremony is Hollywood's annual opportunity to get dressed, promote projects, support causes and hope the host does not poke fun with endless "This is so long and boring, why are we here? "he jokes. This year, the awards will be delivered on March 4 and, once again, they will be overshadowed by the controversy: not only the struggle for diversity highlighted by the #OscarsSoWhite movement, but also the lingering effects of the Harvey Weinstein scandals and the endless stories of sexual abuse that followed. The comedian and talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, will once again be the host, and if other recent awards are a clue, there will probably be some serious political messages mixed with the speeches "I'd like to thank …" and the performances musicals. . Follow The Verge coverage here to get news, play by play at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, and thoughts about the winners and losers.


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