Oscars 2016 – The Winners

The movie-verse’s biggest event of them all took place last night. That’s right – the Oscars. Leonardo DiCaprio finally got what everyone hoped for and Lady Gaga did not.

Here’s the list of winners:

Best Picture
Spotlight

Actor in a Lead Role
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Actress in a Lead Role
Brie Larson, Room

Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Actress in a Supporting Role
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Directing
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Original Score
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Original Song
“Writings on the Wall,” Spectre, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best Foreign Language Film
Hungary, Son of Saul

Animated Feature Film
Inside Out, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

Animated Short Film
Bear Story, Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

Live Action Short Film
Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Documentary Feature
Amy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

Documentary Short Subject
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

For more winners, visit the oscars.go.com.

Now, let’s not forget to mention the host of the evening – Chris Rock. He definitely didn’t shy away from being political and adressed the lack of diversity as much as he could. And brilliantly so!

For the rest of the speeches, feel free to surf the Tube.
I’m going to bed. Zzz…

Photo via independent.co.uk.

It’s Time For Oscar Weekend – New Game Helps Leonardo DiCaprio Win

The biggest, most glamorous and prestigious awards show of all take place on Sunday – the Oscars.

The question a lot of people are asking themselves now is – will Leonardo DiCaprio finally win an Oscar for his role in The Revenant?! Believe it or not, the actor has been nominated but never won one. After the success at this year’s Golden Globes though, things may turn for the better for the poor actor.

But, Leonardo DiCaprio can always need a little help. Hence, there is now a game called Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage, where your job is to get Leo to catch the golden man (the Oscar, that is). Yup, that’s how badly people want the guy to win!

It’s an hilarious old school style game, so why not do your part and help Leo out HERE?!

And remember – if you want to watch movie magic, stiff actors in gorgeous outfits, odd speeches and hilariously controversial jokes from Chris Rock, you can see all that on Sunday!

Photos via oscar.go.com & variety.com

Oscar Speeches Shortened

Ever watched an award show and sighed at the seemingly countless number of names that are being thanked in every acceptance speech? In that case, you’re in luck.

The Academy Awards have decided to cut out the name dropping at the upcoming Oscars. This by having all nominees write cards with the names they want to thank in advance.

Those who win will have their cards displayed, so people can read the names themselves and the speeches can be about more interesting thoughts and kept to around 45 seconds.

I like the idea – the question is if it will work? On Sunday 28 February we’ll know.

Photo via independent.co.uk

Celebrities Boycott Oscars

Not all invited to the 88th Academy Awards in February will be showing up.

A number of celebrities have now planned to boycott the Oscars due to its lack of diversity.

Only white movie people were nominated this year, something that is the rule rather than the exception. Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith and director Spike Lee are two of those who will not attent the event.

On her Facebook page Jada Pinkett-Smith posted a video yesterday explaining her stance on the issue: “Begging for acknowledgment or even asking diminishes dignity and diminishes power. And we are a dignified people, and we are powerful.”

Jada’s husband Will Smith was not nominated for an Oscar this year, but did get an Golden Globe nomination for his role in Concussion. People are speculating whether or not it’s the reason for her boycott, but whatever it may be, it can still be a good message to send the Academy and people watching.

Photo via abc7.com

Oscars 2016 – Nominees

Yesterday the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards, aka Oscars, were finally revealed.

Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant were two of the most successful movies so far, with ten and twelve nominations respectively. What has become a talker is that only white movie people have been nominated this year. Nothing unusual.

Here’s the list of this year’s nominees:

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Director
The Big Short, Adam McKay
Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller
The Revenant, Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Room, Lenny Abrahamson
Spotlight, Tom McCarthy

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Brooklyn, Nick Hornby
Carol, Phyllis Nagy
The Martian, Drew Goddard
Room, Emma Donoghue

Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies, Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Ex Machina, Alex Garland
Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
Spotlight, Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
Straight Outta Compton, Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Best Animated Feature
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Best Documentary Feature
Amy
Cartel Land
Look of Silence
What Happened Miss Simone
Winter on Fire

Best Foreign Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia
Mustang, France
Son of Saul, Hungary
Theeb, Jordan
A War, Denmark

Best Original Score
Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman
Carol, Carter Burwell
The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone
Sicario, Jóhann Jóhannsson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams

Best Original Song
“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey (Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio)
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction (Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty)
“Simple Song #3,” Youth (Music and Lyric by David Lang)
“Til it Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground (Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga)
“Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre (Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)

For the complete list, visit The Oscars.

On 28 February we will know who the winners are. Hosting the show will be comedian Chris Rock, so I’m hoping for some fun and edgy comments.

Photo via theguardian.com