Oscars updates: Tracking the winners and highlights

Welcome to our Oscars 2016 live blog! Follow along as we bring you the highlights from Hollywood’s biggest night, including Chris Rock’s much-anticipated opening monologue, all the award winners and their memorable speeches.

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We're following the red carpet arrivals now, but will switch to live updates at 8:30 ET, when the show starts.

Will Rock and award presenters address #OscarsSoWhite -- the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees? Will Leo DiCaprio finally get an Oscar? Will relative newcomer Brie Larson take home the Best Actress award? Will there be an upset in the Best Picture category?

We’re not looking away until it’s all over, so don’t worry about missing a thing. We’ll tell you about all the best moments before they go viral.



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  • Taylor Swift ends intrigue, announces new album in November

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    Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you. The pop star who whipped her army of Swifties into a frenzy with video snippets of slithery snake parts on social media posted the title of her new album, reputation, and announced on Instagram it will be out Nov. Source
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    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    NEW YORK — Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you. The pop star who whipped her army of Swifties into a frenzy with video snippets of slithery snake parts on social media posted the title of her new album, “reputation,” and announced on Instagram it will be out Nov. Source
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