And the winner is...
This is it, guys; it all comes down to this.
Known as the World Cup of the entertainment industry, the 90th Academy Awards will take place on 5 March at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
This year's edition will be hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, making him the first person to host back-to-back ceremonies since Billy Crystal in 1997.
Don't want to miss the action? Astro GO
has got you covered! You can catch the awards show LIVE, on any device of your choice, on 5 March at 7:30am.
Alternatively, you can also catch the show on HBO (Astro Channel 411) and HBO HD (Astro Channel 431) at the same time.
While we wait patiently for the show to begin, we took a trip down memory lane to check out some of the best moments in Oscars history. Here are five of them:
#1 Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins one (2016)
After 27 years in the business and being nominated for an Oscar six times, everybody's favourite heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio finally won one of his own back in 2016. He was awarded the Best Actor award for his role in 'The Revenant'. Totall deserved it.
#2 Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn both win Best Actress (1969)
We know what you're thinking; yep, two actors can win the same award. Screen legends Barbra Streisand and Katharine Hepburn shared the Best Actress award in 1969 after both of them received 3,030 votes. It was the third tie in Academy Awards history at that time, and it happened three more times after that.
#3 Heath Ledger awarded posthumous Oscar (2009)
The late Heath Ledger passed away in 2008 shortly after filming wrapped for 'The Dark Knight
'. His performance as The Joker was so brilliant, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided to honour his legacy by awarding him with a posthumous Best Supporting Actor award, something that's only happened eight times in the history of the show.
#4 The Godfather refuses to accept his Oscar award (1973)
Everyone knows Vito Corleone from 'The Godfather' because of how awesome Marlon Brando was in the role. So when he was awarded the Best Actor award at the 45th Academy Awards, he refused to accept it as a mark of protest
. In fact, the Godfather did not even turn up to the event and expressed no regret in rejecting the award years later. Like a real boss!
#5 The selfie that broke the internet (2014)
Talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres managed to squeeze Hollywood A-listers such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Julia Robers, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, to name a few, into one epic selfie during the 86th Academy Awards. It was so epic, in fact, the picture crashed Twitter
when DeGeneres posted it online.
And here's the good news: the celebs are not the only people going home with some swag. The good people at HBO has decided to give away some exclusive goodies to you, the readers.
All you need to do to get your hands on these goodies (ten sets of the above prizes, which include a selfie stick
, a note pad
, a selfie light
and a folder
, will be given away) is to answer the questions below correctly and fill in the tiebreaker as creatively as you can. It's that simple.
The winners will be announced via e-mail on 6 March 2018
, so remember to check your inbox (and sometimes the 'Spam' folder).
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