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The 92nd Academy Awards have begun at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. 

Brad Pitt took the first prize of the night by being crowned Best Supporting Actor for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

The film industry's biggest stars have gathered at the ceremony to see who will win the film industry’s most coveted prizes, from Best Actor to the biggest award of the night, Best Picture. 

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Good afternoon, and welcome to The Independent's liveblog for the 92nd Academy Awards!
To kick things off, I'll be sharing all of our Oscars coverage building up to the biggest night in film. This evening, your host will be Clémence Michallon – she'll be liveblogging all of the latest news, gossip and winners as the ceremony unfolds. 
Earlier today, Al Pacino revealed the Oscars can be 'a little stressful'

Best Supporting Actor nominee Al Pacino says the Oscars can be 'stressful'

Veteran actor is competing against his co-star Joe Pesci for their performances in Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’
See our predictions for the Oscars here:

Oscar predictions: Who will win at this year's ceremony?

Ahead of this year's ceremony, Kyle Buchanan guesses the winner in every category

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27 films you'll never believe won an Oscar

27 films you'll never believe won an Oscar

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37 actors you think have won Oscars that haven't

37 actors you think have won Oscars that haven't

Who else has gone unrewarded by the Academy? The Independent investigates
The 10 worst Oscar acceptance speeches of all-time

10 worst Oscar acceptance speeches of all-time

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Oscar predictions: Who will win at this year's ceremony?

Oscar predictions: Who will win at this year's ceremony?

The IndependentAhead of this year's ceremony, Kyle Buchanan guesses the winner in every category
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The greatest Oscars injustices ever, from Brokeback Mountain to Citizen Kane

The greatest Oscars injustices ever, from Brokeback Mountain to Citizen Kane

Helen O'Hara unveils some of the most baffling wins and omissions in Oscar history
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23 brilliant films that didn't win the Oscar for Best Picture
How to watch the Oscars in the UK on TV and online

How to watch the Oscars in the UK on TV and online

You can watch the action on TV and online – and follow along with The Independent’s live blog
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5 best and 5 worst Oscars hosts of all-time

5 best and 5 worst Oscars hosts of all-time

From Jon Stewart to Seth MacFarlane, the quality of Oscars hosts has fluctuated immensely
The 20 greatest Oscar-winners for Best Original Song

The 20 greatest Oscar-winners for Best Original Song

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47 brilliant films that didn’t receive a single Oscar nomination

47 brilliant films that didn’t receive a single Oscar nomination

tEven more surprising when considering films like Suicide Squad have actually did win one
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The top 20 Oscar-winning performances of the past 20 years

The top 20 Oscar-winning performances of the past 20 years

As Hollywood prepares for this weekend’s 92nd Annual Academy Awards, Adam White ranks the most unforgettable and deserved statuette recipients of the 21st century
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How the Newman family conquered the Oscars

The Newmans are Oscar royalty, having won 12 Academy Awards between them so far. Now cousins Randy and Thomas are competing for Best Original Score, which only adds to the drama, says Martin Chilton
Best Picture winners that have aged like old popcorn

Best Picture winners that have aged like old popcorn

Remember ‘Crash’, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and ‘The Departed’?
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Oscars voter reveals why she picked Adam Driver over Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor

Among this year’s nominees are Joaquin Phoenix, widely tipped as the Best Actor favourite for his performance in Todd PhillipsJoker, and Brad Pitt, who could win his first-ever acting Oscar for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Meanwhile, Sam Mendes and his war epic 1917 are the hot favourites for Best Director and Best Picture, respectively, after the film swept both the Baftas and the Golden Globes. 

If you're watching from home, there are plenty of ways you can keep up with all the action on TV and online.

The evening will be broadcast live on ABC in the US and on NOW TV and Sky in the UK.

Sky Cinema will air for the entire evening, beginning at 10pm in the UK with red carpet arrivals. The ceremony itself will start around 1am GMT.

For US viewers, the Oscars will be available to watch on ABC with red carpet coverage kicking off at 5pm PT/ 8pm ET.

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