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Predicting who will win at the Academy Awards Sunday

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Mar 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-04 18:04:55-05

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It's the year of the woman.

Peter Travers, the host of ABC's "Popcorn with Peter Travers," predicts that women and movies with strong women characters will do well on Sunday when the 90th annual Academy Awards are broadcast live on ABC.

"This is an Oscar ceremony where women are going to figure very prominently in it," he said in a special Oscar edition of his show. "There's a lot going on not just in the movies, fighting for winning not just over their poor contenders that they don't think have a chance. But it's a world out there that has to be reflected in what wins. In other words, if we're in the hashtag me too, hashtag Time's Up of living in a political area where there's so much controversy, expect to see that reflected."

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He gives the edge to films that give a "fist bump to women in a Hollywood that's now crawling with sexual misconduct."

He went on to add, "I think if you're a movie competing out there and you don't have a strong woman involved and a character, it's going to be tougher for you to do it. And this is a good thing because you could feel this kind of thing in the air."

Starting with the best actress category, Travers' predictions for who will take home Oscars gold Sunday night are below.

The 90th annual Academy Awards will air on ABC Action News at 8 p.m.