Can Moonlight pull off a Best Picture upset?

Posted February 22, 2017

But the last best picture victor to capture the award without a corresponding ensemble nomination from the Screen Actors Guild is 1995's Braveheart.

· The Oscars ceremony costs a total of $42.8 million.

With more than 26 bets and an Oscars Pool, bettors can wager on dozens of categories from Best Picture to Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

At this point, the Academy of Motion Picture arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars, and ABC, which televises it, should have little to fear in terms of alienating potential viewers. In some ways, it's a record-breaking year.

3,048 - number of Oscars statuettes that have been given out since the first Academy Awards in 1929. Since then, celebrities have taken advantage of their moment in the awards show spotlight to attack leaders, support causes and bring awareness to a variety of issues. Still, there's a glimmer of hope that the Academy's annual tradition of awarding movies about white Americans may change-a study recently conducted by The Wrap found that Barry Jenkin's critically-acclaimed Moonlight has garnered more top film awards than the California-set movie musical. After Streep's Golden Globes speech, for example, Trump turned to Twitter to call Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood", as well as a "Hillary flunky".

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So go catch up on the nominated movies you've missed and get psyched for Hollywood's biggest night by checking out all of the awesome Oscars stats and fun facts below.

Oh yeah, you also need to either know someone or go back in time and contribute to one of these aforementioned hit films because tickets are almost impossible to come by, otherwise.

But there's another political wrinkle to the 2017 Oscars.

La La Land has the most nominations this year with 14.

Ryan Gosling in "La La Land". Does this movie feel and act like a classic? It's a natural progression after a presidential campaign that saw politics and pop culture get suffocatingly entangled, with debates becoming TV ratings blockbusters, and a former reality-TV show star winning the highest office in the land.