Oscar acting nominees have gotten more diverse. But this category lags behind

The Oscars 2017, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air on ABC on Sunday at 8pm ET. But that would be the highest profile tie since Barbara Streisand and Katharine Hepburn both won Best Actress in 1969, for Funny Girl and The Lion in Winter respectively.

"My guess is that there will probably be some new insane thing we're all talking about, so it really depends largely on what's going on that week", he told The Hollywood Reporter.

While Barry Jenkin's stunning film was a serious early threat to take down La La Land, it's poor showing at numerous most recent award shows including the BAFTA's has left some doubt as to how much love it'll receive from Oscar. "Place your bets Michael Moore lists plan to "make Trump toast" Puerto Rico towards equality as the first Hispanic state MORE", "Donald", "Trump," or "president" at the ceremony set for Sunday in Los Angeles is pegged at two-and-a-half.

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Representing the movie La La Land, John Legend will sing the songs "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars".

The Best Actor race does have Ryan Gosling among the nominees, but it seems to really be a two-man race between Casey Affleck and Denzel Washington. That would have cleared the way for the deserving Michelle Williams from "Manchester By The Sea".

The Supporting Actor categories have obvious front-runners in the form of Mahershala Ali in "Moonlight" and Viola Davis in "Fences".

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It feels like the Best Director prize could go either to Jenkins for Moonlight or Damien Chazelle for La La Land. Look for "Moonlight" to easily take home the Adapted Screenplay category.

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Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan for "Manchester by the Sea". Because he knows the people he'll be joking about, and vice versa, Kimmel will be able to get away with a lot - an opportunity he'll likely take, which would be no surprise to viewers of his Monday-through-Friday showcase. And, she should, unless you don't think that was a supporting performance, which it kind of wasn't.

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