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Will Moonlight pull the upset, or will La La Land‘s unstoppable celebration of cinematic Whiteness prevail? Will Uncle Denzel and Viola and Mahershala walk away with hardware? Will we have another “Hidden Fences” moment? Will Jimmy Kimmel do something — anything — funny? Let’s see!

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  • LMNOP

    FIRST!

    • LMNOP

      Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    • Val

      Oldie but goodie.

  • Tam

    Do you like Ruth Negga’s and Octavia Spencer’s? Not feeling them at all

    • Janelle Doe

      Not sure, what colour is that Octavia has on though? Ava Duvernay’s dress has a somilar tone.

      I am reserving my best dressed list until I see Lupita and Kerry Washington(if she is here)

    • Val

      I don;t like Janelle Monet’s gown at all.

      • Janelle Doe

        At all.

      • LMNOP

        It looks uncomfortable. Especially if she has hours of sitting coming up.

      • Tam

        It’s too busy, even for an Oscar dress

      • L8Comer

        Me neither. Her hair cut is so cute tho, I love it

  • BatmansExWife

    Yea buddy!!! Happy to be home, on the couch, and ready to see us win!

  • Janelle Doe

    I wonder how Halle feels these days to not be “the only one”… It is surreal for me watching the red carpet and the increase in number of Black women.

  • Val

    I could see Halle and Michael Strahan as a couple for some reason.

    • Tam

      lasting for how long? 2 months?

      • Val

        You never know, they could last. Lol

    • L8Comer

      Isn’t he married? That is her type tho. Idk his, but he seeems nice

      • Val

        Not sure but I think he’s single. Yeah, he seems genuinely nice.

  • BatmansExWife

    I just saw Taraji’s dress. She looks great!

  • Michelle is my First Lady

    I love Janelle’s makeup.

    • Val

      Her brows were nice.

      • Michelle is my First Lady

        Yes they were

      • TheUnsungStoryteller

        I LOVE thick eyebrows.

  • Michelle is my First Lady

    Thoughts on Viola Davis?

    • BrothasKeeper

      She’s your auntie that just grinded growing up while your other aunties just wanted to be fly, now she’s fortune 500, but she remembers where she came from and still makes it to the family ‘unions.

    • Val

      I like her earrings.

  • Val

    Oh my, who are these people on E!?

    • Tam

      Lol.

  • LMNOP

    I really just want to see the pretty people, but on abc they keep talking to all these random people, and one thing I noticed is all the women who are up for oscars look amazing, but a lot of the men just look like any random wednesday with a tux on.

    • Lamar Latrell

      This must be your first awards show.

      • LMNOP

        I watched about 15 min of it and googled the winners this morning.

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