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Oscars: What to expect at the 2016 Academy

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Feb 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-28 19:23:56-05

We are just hours away from the 2016 Oscars, which you can bet will be a heck of a show.

The nominees are packed with A-list stars that include the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Sylvester Stallone, both vying for their first Oscar win, acclaimed movies like "Spotlight" and "The Revenant," and first-timers like Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander, who are both simply taking Hollywood by storm.

Backing the nominees up are a rich mix of presenters, which include Priyanka Chopra, Quincy Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel, Andy Serkis, J.K. Simmons, Kerry Washington and many, many more.

Then, there's host Chris Rock. His plans for the show have been shrouded in mystery but we'll find out soon enough how Rock plans on addressing the lack of diversity in this year's nominations and the accompanying controversy.

Because of this, numerous stars like Will Smith and Spike Lee are not attending.

Rock has made a few jokes on Twitter about the controversy, but that's all.

"The #Oscars. The White BET Awards," he wrote in January, followed by "See you Sunday... #blackout #oscars" on Friday.

 

One thing is for sure, Rock plans to slay at the Oscars and don't expect the icon to hold back.

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