Oscars 2017 Live Blog: Winners, Highlights, Reactions and More!

8:01 p.m. ET: Besties alert! Nominee Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) bonds with Busy Philipps on the carpet:

7:54 p.m. ET: What do you think of Oscars 2017 presenter Scarlett Johansson’s look?

#ScarlettJohansson has arrived at the #Oscars! (Photo credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

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7:46 p.m. ET: Emma Stone opted for Givenchy for the night that could see her landing her first-ever Oscar:

#EmmaStone is golden in @givenchyofficial at the #Oscars ✨ (Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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7:40 p.m.: Another performer looking cute as can be with his better half! Check out Justin Timberlake and a shimmering Jessica Biel making their way toward the ceremony:

7:08 p.m. ET: John Legend — who is set to perform “City of Stars” and “Audition” from La La Land, in which he costars — and wife Chrissy Teigen were adorable on the red carpet:

7 p.m. ET: It’s a big night for the city of stars! All eyes are on La La Land heading into the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26, and Us Weekly is following the action in our live blog. Refresh this post throughout the 2017 Oscars ceremony for all of the winners, plus highlights, videos and social media reactions!

The telecast, hosted for the first time by Jimmy Kimmel, will be broadcast live on ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET. The esteemed group of presenters include Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Charlize TheronAmy Adams, Matt DamonHalle Berry, Scarlett Johansson, Seth RogenDwayne Johnson and David Oyelowo.

The event will include live song performances from Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sting.

The big film of the night is La La Land, which led the way with 14 nominations, including best picture, best director (Damien Chazelle), best actor (Ryan Gosling) and best actress (Emma Stone). Also vying for best picture are Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight.

Perhaps the most hotly contested category of the night is best actor. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) had long been seen as the runaway front-runner for the prize, picking up many of the critics groups’ awards throughout the season. But Denzel Washington (Fences) has come on strong as of late, nabbing best actor at the Golden Globes last month.

This story will be updated frequently throughout the ceremony with all the winners and big moments. The 2017 Oscars airs live on ABC Sunday, February 26, at 8:30 p.m. ET. 

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