oscar awards 2016

Oscars Awards 2016

Yashwant Kale General, General Knowledge Leave a Comment

The 88th Academy awards took place on 28th February 2016 at Dolby Theater, Los Angeles honoring 2015’s best films. Academy Awards are commonly known as the Oscars. These are one of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry honoring all parts of movie making like direction, production, cinematography, costume design, music etc.

This 3 and half hour ceremony was aired in ABC; it was directed by Glenn Weiss and produced by David Hill and Reginald Hudlin. This year’s Oscars was riddled with criticism due to the lack of diversity in the nominations as most of the nominations were causation raising the voice of the African-American community and giving birth to the hash tag ‘#OscarsSoWhite’. But as they say the show must go on.

The Oscar red carpet like always was the line-up of beautiful actresses and actors who awed us with fashion trends. Some wore traditional and posh Oscar wears whereas other let their clothes create the statements for them. But all in all it was a sight to behold.

This year’s ceremony was hosted by the comedian Chris Rock in the hopes of gaining higher ratings than the previous Oscars had. The show was not as entertaining as expected, as Chris Rock tried to walk on the delicate rope of his jokes being comedic or racist, he did fail a couple of times making his joke fall a bit flat.

However this year’s highlight was Leonardo Dicaprio’s winning the Oscar in the category of Best Actor for the movie ‘The Revenant’ as the star was nominated several times but failed to win the Academy Awards despite his acting gaining him critical acclaim and large fan base. The other winners of the Academy Awards with their respective field are

Best picture – BlyePagon Faust, Steve Golin, Michael Sugar and Nicole Rocklin for the movie Spotlight.
Best Director– Alejandro G. Iñárritu for the movie The Revenant
Best Actress – Brie Larson for the movie Room
Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance for the movieBridge of Spies
Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikanderfor the movieThe Danish Girl
Best Original Screenplay – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer for the movie Spotlight
Best Adapted Screenplay – Adam McKay and Charles Randolph for the movieThe Big Short
Best Animated Feature Film – Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera for the film Inside Out
Best Foreign Language Film – LászlóNemes for the Hungarian film Son of Saul
Best Documentary – Feature – AsifKapadia and James Gay-Rees for the documentary Amy
Best Documentary – Short Subject – SharmeenObaid-Chinoy for the documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Best Live Action Short Film – Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage for the film Stutterer
Best Animated Short Film – PatoEscalaPierart and Gabriel Osorio Vargas for the film Bear Story
Best Original Score – EnnioMorricone for the movie The Hateful Eight
Best Original Song – Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith for the song “Writing’s on the Wall” in the movieSpectre
Best Sound Editing – Mark A. Mangini and David Whitefor the movie Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound Mixing – Ben Osmo, Chris Jenkins and Gregg Rudlofffor the movie Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Production Design – Lisa Thompson and Colin Gibsonfor the movie Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki for the movie The Revenant
Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Damian Martin,Lesley Vanderwalt andElkaWardegafor the movie Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Costume Design – Jenny Beavanfor the movie Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Film Editing – Margaret Sixelfor the movie Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Visual Effects – Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett, Andrew Whitehurst and Paul Norris for the movie Ex Machina

Even with such beautiful settings and such A list actors the show couldn’t garner much viewers and was listed as the least watched Academy Awards ceremony since 80th Academy Awards.

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