Oscars 2016: Complete guide to the 88th Academy Awards; full list of nominees

February 28, 2016 8:05 PM

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Oscars 2016: Complete guide to the 88th Academy Awards; full list of nominees

The 88th Academy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 28, at 8:30 p.m. on ABC and has there ever been a more anticipated monologue in Academy Awards history? In the wake of another #OscarsSoWhite backlash, all eyes will be on host Chris Rock. He’s already dubbed the ceremony — without a single person of color nominated for an acting award for the second year in a row — the “White BET Awards.”

The question of how Rock, the presenters and the winners will handle the controversy over the academy’s lack of diversity has taken over awards season this year, but the actual categories offer big questions as well. What will take home best picture, revenge epic “The Revenant” or journalism drama “...

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