Tonight is possibly the biggest night in Hollywood. The actors, producers, directors and moving parts behind what the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences identified as the best pictures of 2016 will gather at the Dolby Theatre to see who wins big. Among the biggest contenders of the night are La La Land, with fourteen nominations, and Arrival and Moonlight, both tying, and vying for eight awards tonight.
While most people think the most thrilling portion of the night starts tonight once Jimmy Kimmel puts on his hosting bow tie, and others find the greatest joy in the red carpet fashion, the hopeful recipients take solace in those rare quiet moments before tonight's nonstop action.
Take a look at how some of the stars are preparing for tonight and let us know how you are getting ready for tonight.
Taraji P. Henson does a little tub relaxing
Isabelle Huppert poses for the camera
Jimmy Kimmel prepares with his daughter
Ava Duvernay reflects on her time at the Spirit Awards
I always have a blast at the #SpiritAwards. It's a celebration of independence in cinema. This year saw a lovely, inclusive selection of pictures. Thanks to everyone at @FilmIndependent and all our fellow nominated filmmakers. Also grateful to @jasonbolden @narsuzo @vernonfrancois and @gucci for helping me brush off the director's dust and look presentable. Good times. xo!