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How to watch the Oscars, where 'Shape of Water' will battle 'Three Billboards'

If the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday are anything like the Golden Globes, expect rousing speeches and politically charged moments.
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The 90th Academy Awards will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, and if they are anything like the Golden Globes — the first major awards show since explosive sexual harassment and assault allegations rocked the industry — expect rousing speeches and politically charged moments.

Jimmy Kimmel, who has been vocal in his disappointment with the Trump administration on his late-night ABC show, will host the Oscars for the second consecutive year.

Image: 86th Annual Academy Awards - Backstage
Oscar statuette on display backstage during the Oscars held at Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood.Christopher Polk / Getty Images file

"The Shape of Water" leads the pack of nominees, with 13, including best picture and best actress. Greta Gerwig is the fifth woman to be nominated for best director for “Lady Bird,” and Jordan Peele could become the first African-American to win best director for the blockbuster hit “Get Out.” Both scored with their solo directorial debuts.

Here’s where to tune in to watch Hollywood’s biggest night:

On TV

The awards air live on March 4 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

On digital and streaming services

The ceremony will be livestreamed through ABC Go and the ABC app, as well as the subscription-based services YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTVE and Playstation Vue.

The ones to watch

Best Picture:

"Call Me by Your Name"

"Darkest Hour"

"Dunkirk"

"Get Out"

"Lady Bird"

"Phantom Thread"

"The Post"

"The Shape of Water"

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Lead Actor:

Timothée Chalamet, "Call Me by Your Name"

Daniel Day-Lewis, "Phantom Thread"

Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out"

Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"

Denzel Washington, "Roman J. Israel, Esq."

Lead Actress:

Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"

Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Margot Robbie, "I, Tonya"

Saoirse Ronan, "Lady Bird"

Meryl Streep, "The Post"

Supporting Actor:

Willem Dafoe, "The Florida Project"

Woody Harrelson, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Richard Jenkins, "The Shape of Water"

Christopher Plummer, "All the Money in the World"

Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Supporting Actress:

Mary J. Blige, "Mudbound"

Allison Janney, "I, Tonya"

Lesley Manville, "Phantom Thread"

Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird"

Octavia Spencer, "The Shape of Water"

Director:

Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"

Jordan Peele, "Get Out'

Greta Gerwig, "Lady Bird"

Paul Thomas Anderson, "Phantom Thread"

Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"

Find complete coverage, including a live blog, at NBCNews.com

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