Live Blogging about the Oscars Ceremony 2016

Like I did on the 23rd of February 2015 with the article “Live Blogging about the Oscars Ceremony 2015“, I will write this post on my blog in real time, as I watch the free live streaming of the 88th ceremony of the Academy Awards from Los Angeles, California, USA, using this link:

This year, the Oscars presentation is going to follow the film producing process

Emily Blunt & Charlize Theron present the Oscar for original screenplay

 Tom McCarthy dedicates this award to all journalists. The orchestra intervenes

Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe present the award for adapted screenplay. Ryan Gosling jokes: “between the two of us, there are 2 Oscars”

 Chris Rock jokes about the difficulty for black actors to get awards, but also to get roles. We have a pastiche with him appearing in Joy, The Revenant, The Danish Girl, The Martian.

Stacey Dash present “Happy Black History Month”.

Sarah Silverman presents first song from a film: “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre – Music and Lyrics by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith. Interpreted by Sam Smith

Alicia Vikander wins the Oscar for best supporting actress – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener

Scott Carrell and Tina Fey present the Oscar for  Best Production Design

Margot Robbie and Jared Leto present Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Benicio Del Toro and Jennifer Garner present the movies The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road.

Liev Schreiber presents the Oscar for Best Film Editing

Margaret Sixel says that Mad Max: Fury Road is the best-reviewed movie of the year, everybody loved it.

George Miller says Mad Max is a movie you see with ears. Sound artists are storytellers.

Chris Jenkins – third win, 5th nomination, Gregg Rudloff, third win, 7th nomination, Ben Osmo – 1st win, 1st nomination

Andy Serkis presents the Oscar for special visual effects: we can create any world we want

Best Visual Effects

the visual effects are a game very oriented towards team playing

Olivia Munn presents scientific and technical awards.

The robots from Star Wars: R2D2, Three Threepio and BB8 appear on screen.

The Minions Kevin, Stuart & Bob (voiced by Pierre Coffin) present the Oscar for best animated short film

First Oscar for Chile nationals.

Buzz Lightyear and Woody from Toy Story present the Oscar for best animated feature.

For Pete Docter, it’s the 8th nomination and 2nd Oscar after Up.

“We are lucky because we can make stuff”. Pete Docter encouraged the children to create stuff, to express themselves. He said Inside Out is inspired from watching their kids growing up.

Patricia Arquette presents the Oscar for

Steven Spielberg leads with love. That’s why he is surrounded by so many people who love to work with him.

Louis C.K. presents the Oscar for Best Documentary – Short Subject

“You cannot make a dime on this” – This Oscar really means something, because the people making these movies don’t get rich. He jokes: The winner is “Mad Max”.

The 2nd Oscar for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. This is a militant film for women’s rights that managed to influence policy makers.

Dev Patel and Diasy Riley present the Oscar for Best Documentary – Feature

This is to show who Amy Winehouse really was, not the image. Chris Rock jokes that the people who made Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom are going to hate listening to her music from now on.

Chris Rock insults the Weinstein brothers for not participating with donations for Girls scouts’ cookies.

Whoopi Goldberg presents the honorary governors’ awards: Gena Rowlands, Spike Lee. The Jean Hearsolt humanitarian award is won by Debbie Reynolds.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of AMPAS says tonight is a time to talk about the future. With the opportunity, comes responsibility. Diversity is important. We have to accurately reflect the world today. There is a message for inclusion meant to make us all stronger. Each must play a role of influence. It’s not enough to listen and agree. We must act, she says. This is a chance to make a future all of them can be proud.

Louis Gossett, jr presents In Memoriam

Ettore Scola, Alan Rickman, Haskell Wexler, Karolyn Ali, Tex Rudloff, Richard Collis, Alex Rocco, Kirk Kevorkian, Bob Minkler, D.W. Samuelson, James Horner, Wes Craven, Frank. D. Gilroy, js Elmo Williams, Roger L. Mayer, Alber Maysles, Rh Glatzer, David Bowie, Vilmos Zsigmond, Leonard Nimoy are some of the people who died in the past year.

Quincy Jones presents the Oscar for music – Best Original Score

Ennio Morricone says a speech in Italian and acknowledges the nomination of John Williams, thanks to Quentin Tarantino and dedicates this award to his wife, Maria.

 One of them is gay and dedicates this award to the LGBT community around the world.

JJ Abrams presents the Oscar for Best Director

The excerpts feature interviews with the directors talking about their movies.

Eddie Redmayne  presents the Oscar for Best Actress

Julianne Moore presents the Oscar for Best Actor

Thank you for creating a transcending cinematic experience, he says, to A.G. Inarritu. Leo DiCaprio attracts attention to climate change – the movie is about man’s connection to nature. We need to talk to the world leaders and take action, he says. Everybody applauds standing.

Morgan Freeman presents the Oscar for the producers: Best Picture

 Chris Rock closes the night with the invitation for every Oscar winner to come to the scene. He also reminds everyone about the Girls Scouts’ thing.

So, if we are to take into consideration the number of awards and nominations, the biggest winners for this year’s edition of the Academy Awards are, in order:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (6/10) Oscars for: film editing, costume design, makeup and hairstyling, sound mixing, sound editing and production design. Nominations for: best feature, directing, cinematography and visual effects.
  2. The Revenant (3/12) Oscars for: directing, leading actor, cinematography. Nominations for: best feature, supporting actor, film editing, costume design, makeup and hairstyling, sound mixing, sound editing, visual effects, production design
  3. Spotlight (2/6) Oscars for best feature and original screenplay. Nominations for supporting actor, supporting actress, direction and film editing.
  4. Bridge of Spies (1/6) Oscar for supporting actor. Nominations for best feature, original screenplay, music, sound mixing and production design
  5. The Big Short (1/6) Oscar for original screenplay. Nominations for best feature, supporting actor, direction and film editing.
  6. Room (1/4) Oscar for leading actress. Nominations for best feature, adapted screenplay and direction.
  7. The Danish Girl (1/4) Oscar for supporting actress. Nominations for leading actor, costume design and production design.
  8. The Hateful Eight (1/3) Oscar for music. Nominations for cinematography and supporting actress.
  9. Ex Machina (1/2) Oscar for visual effects. Nomination for original screenplay

9. Inside Out (1/2) Oscar for animated feature. Nomination for original screenplay.

The biggest losers of the event were:

  1. The Martian – 7 nominations: best feature, leading actor, adapted screenplay, sound mixing, sound editing, visual effects, production design
  2. Carol – 6 nominations: leading actress, supporting actress, adapted screenplay, cinematography, costume design, music
  3. Brooklyn – 3 nominations: best feature, leading actress, adapted screenplay
  4. Sicario – 3 nominations: music, cinematography, sound mixing
  5. Steve Jobs – 2 nominations: leading actor, supporting actress

Thank you for following my posts. That’s all for this year, folks!


Marcus Victor Grant

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