Donald and Melania Trump won't be watching this year's Oscars
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump won't be watching the Oscars this Sunday.
While approximately one billion people around the world tune in to see the biggest annual celebration in Hollywood, the Trumps will be changing the channel.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the couple will be hosting the Governors' Ball that night in Mrs Trumps' first official act as first lady.
"I think Hollywood is known for being rather far to the left in its opinions, and I've got to be honest with you, I think the president will be hosting the Governors' Ball that night," he told reporters when asked about the president's plans to watch.
"Mrs. Trump looks forward to putting on a phenomenal event. And the first lady's put a lot of time into this event, in welcoming our nation's governors to the capital, and I have a feeling that's where the president and first lady are going to be focused on Sunday night."
Trump waged war on Hollywood early on in his campaign and most recently, he attacked Meryl Streep, the most decorated actress in modern film, for being "overrated" after she gave an unflattering speech about him at the Golden Globes.
Much of 2017's awards season has been politically charged in speeches, performances and monologues and the Academy Awards is expected to be no different.