Oscars 2018: Here are 4 reasons to watch this year's Academy Awards

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This year, a third PwC representative will remain in the central control room, with the winner's names memorized, ready to pull the live feed in the event of an error. On Monday, former Academy Award victor Nicole Kidman will take the stage as a presenter.

Everyone involved will also undertake thorough rehearsals on what action to take should the wrong name be called out.

-Hollywood's biggest night is here again.

Greta Gerwig, who earned a Best Director nomination for "Lady Bird", is just the fifth woman ever to be nominated in that category.

As the Academy continues to add more young and non-white members with a goal to double the group's diversity by 2020, the influence that more traditionally-minded Oscars voters wield over the nominations will continue to lessen, changing the nature of the winners.

Personally I'd love to see Call Me By Your Name's Timothee Chalamet become the youngest ever Best Actor Oscar victor, because his performance is that good. Horror and thriller movies rarely get nods, with the Academy nominating only five for best picture before Get Out. "I see her knocking our socks off on the Dolby Theater stage."Amos also praised Hawkins for playing a mute woman who movingly conveys her character's emotion, and is glad Robbie (a first-time nominee) and Ronan (who has been nominated twice before) are among the contenders".

You can also stream special backstage coverage The Oscars: All Access.

In this year's writing categories - home of both the Adapted and Original Screenplay awards - there are a number of films and writers that have captured the love of fans across the Internet. Lebanese Film The Insult is getting great reviews but it's competitor, the Chilean entry A Fantastic Woman has gained worldwide attention for its transgender themes.

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Another case of bulldozing through all the preceding awards shows, it would be one of the biggest upsets of all time if Frances McDormand didn't win this one.

Argo, which got almost $6.4 million in incentives, was the only film to receive the state's tax credits that ever went on to win Best Picture. Not to mention, the decision to not even view a film on racism that's scored four nominations is a tone deaf move at best in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite movement.

Unlike other campaigns derailed by controversy, "Three Billboards" has soldiered on and continued to pick up major awards for the film and its actors.

Like every other awards show in our post-Harvey Weinstein climate, Sunday's Oscar bash will be operating under the shadow of the sexual harassment scandals that began rocking the entertainment industry last fall.

For best actor, Gary Oldman is one of the surest bets of the night for his acclaimed performance as Churchill in "Darkest Hour".

"I think we can expect jokes, we can expect political statements, we can expect any of the women who win to take that opportunity to kind of speak their minds".

Martin McDonagh's vigilante-mom drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri just seemed like a really good movie when it won the People's Choice Award at TIFF 2017. In quite a few occasions we have seen the Red Carpet soaked, with water dripping off the roof tops and celebrities running for cover.

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