Awards season is in full swing and, now that our burning questions about which artists would sweep the Grammys this year have finally been answered, we can focus on other topics, like whether or not La La Land will reign supreme at the 89th Academy Awards.
We know all you film lovers have spent a lot of time predicting which actors, actresses, and directors deserve to take home the most coveted awards but, before we get to that, here are a few things you should know about the ceremony:
Who’s the host?
That’ll be Jimmy Kimmel. After his latest gig as the host of the 2016 Emmys, the comedian and Jimmy Kimmel Live! host will take the stage to host the Oscars for the first time ever.
Who else has hosted?
Kimmel joins a long line of famous faces who’ve taken on the gig. Chris Rock hosted last year’s 88th Academy Awards, following Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, Seth MacFarlane, and Billy Crystal, who led the 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 events, respectively. Anne Hathaway and James Franco famously attempted to host the 2011 Oscars. Other former hosts include Jon Stewart, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, and Frank Sinatra.
Who are the performers?
The Oscars will feature performances from all five nominees in the Best Original Song category. Justin Timberlake will perform his summer smash “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from Trolls while Auli’i Cravalho, who lends her voice to the title character in Moana, will sing “How Far I’ll Go” alongside the film’s songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda. Sting will sing “The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story, and John Legend will perform two songs from La La Land — “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars.”
Who are the nominees?
Damien Chazelle’s La La Land leads the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Picture. EW predicted that Chazelle will snag Best Director, while Emma Stone (Best Actress, La La Land), Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress, Fences), Mahershala Ali (Best Supporting Actor, Moonlight), and Denzel Washington (Best Actor, Fences) are predicted to take home the awards in their respective categories as well. See the full list of nominees here.
The 89th annual Academy Awards will air on ABC from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 26.