By Susan Bredau, THT Flacker (The Hollywood Times) 2/23/2018 – When I was a kid, I spent most of my Saturdays at the movies.  These magical afternoons consisted of coming attractions, a cartoon, and 2 movies! The double-feature ruled. The same “coming attractions”, now known as trailers, were played regardless of the audience in the theater, and there was no rating system to protect us from unsavory subject matter.

When I think about this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture, I can only imagine being able to see a double feature of “Darkest Hour” and “Dunkirk” on the big screen, if only for the sake of days gone by.

I have a good feeling about the 90th Academy Awards® Show this year. Jimmy Kimmel returns as host and three-time Oscar-nominated Michael De Luca and Emmy®-nominated producer Jennifer Todd, who produced the Oscars last year return to helm this year’s production, which airs LIVE on Sunday, March 4th on ABC.

You can replay Kimmel’s monologue about the Oscar nominations which aired on Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel on nomination day – Here’s the clip!

I’m happy to see the diversity among the nominees this year, which was conspicuously absent in the 2017 slate. I will be disappointed if the Oscar Red Carpet caters to and succumbs to a cause marketing platform, as we’ve seen with some other award shows this year.

The Oscar’s Nominee Luncheon, the annual celebratory mixer for the nominees in all categories was held February 5 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. 90th Oscar's Luncheon Class Photo

A complete list of nominees is available at, along with trailers and an Oscar Challenge.

Celebrating the Oscars is still a time-honored Hollywood tradition, complete with countless private viewing parties and Oscar pools to make it interesting. Have you picked your favorites yet? Do you like playing long shots, hunches, or do you go with the odds-on favorites? Yes, the experts have weighed in on the race for this year’s golden statues. Find out who has the odds in their favor! 

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