Tonight is the 88th Academy Awards hosted by Chris Rock. There are a lot of nominees, celebrities and presenters in attendance, as well as artists who will be performing live. The biggest issue this year was the #OscarsSoWhite movement, which the hashtag was created because of the lack of diversity in the nominations for each category. You can expect it to be addressed a lot throughout the night, maybe even poked fun at by Rock.
There’s also some major performers scheduled to hit the stage at the Dolby Theatre. Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, and The Weeknd are all set to perform their songs that were nominated for Best Original Song. Dave Grohl is also expected to do a special performance, so get ready for that.
Before the show, Lady Gaga showed her support for Kesha again by tweeting she'll be thinking of her tonight during her performance of “Til It Happens to You.”
.@kesharose I'll be thinking of u 2nite. This is not over we'll stand by u until you are free to live a HAPPY life. Everyone deserves that.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 28, 2016
We will be bringing you coverage of each performance right as they happen. Check back here as we update the post throughout the night. Watch Sam Smith's performance of “Writing's on the Wall” above.