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oscarWho loves the movies? Maybe a better question would be who doesn’t love the movies? If you’re a movie fan you probably know that this Sunday, March 4 is the 90th annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. The show and the equally exciting Red-Carpet Arrivals will air here in Milwaukee on WISN-TV, channel 12. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Red-Carpet Arrival Show begins at 5:30 PM, central time (our time) with the Oscar Broadcast beginning at 7:00 PM our time.

Oscar fans will have a full day of TV watching according to this viewing guide by E Entertainment television.

Comedian/late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel returns for his second consecutive year as host of the Oscars which promises a lot of laughs, probably more than a few political jibes and hopefully not another big gaffe. Remember last year’s Best Picture mix up? The envelope given to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to announce Best Picture wasn’t the right envelope. Dunaway announced that LaLa Land won Best Picture and the producers were in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the show producers realized that Moonlight was the actual Best Picture winner. Here’s the YouTube video of how it all played out. LaLa Land…nope, Moonlight wins Best Picture.

Let’s talk about this year’s nominees. Meryl Streep is nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Post. Streep won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1979 for Kramer vs. Kramer and two Best Actress Oscars, one for Sophie’s Choice (1982) and another for The Iron Lady (2011). Will Streep win Oscar number four this year? At the age of 68, it seems like Meryl Streep hasn’t peaked yet, she keeps giving fantastic performances. Thanks, Meryl for being an inspiration as to what seniors can achieve!

Keep your fingers crossed for Wisconsin native Willem Dafoe (he grew up in Appleton and attended UW-Milwaukee) to win the Best Supporting Actor award for The Florida Project. Maybe he’ll give a shout out to his Badger state roots in his acceptance speech! Will this year’s Best Picture winner be Lady Bird, Get Out or The Post? Or will the historical drama Darkest Hour take home the night’s biggest award? Check out Entertainment Weekly’s nominees and predicted winners for a comprehensive guide to all the awards.

What’s one of the best parts about being a Senior Citizen? Not having to pay full price for a movie! Check out After55’s list of theaters that offer senior’s Movie Discounts!

Just because you can’t get to Hollywood doesn’t mean you can’t get glammed up and hit a swanky Oscar party. If you’re looking for the most fun places to watch the big show, we’ve got a number of ideas for you. The Oscar Party at the Iron Horse Hotel promises to be a great time. And they roll out the red carpet in a big way at the COA’s Annual Oscar Party. Get the scoop on the best places to watch the Oscars, just check out this list put together by the website On Milwaukee. Whether you decide to hit up a party or watch at home in your pajamas, Happy Oscar Night!!!