This post about Oscars 2016 Winners is more about the comments than the list itself, but it’s all right for the records, my records as it goes… It’s not news anymore, so please don’t consider them as such. I have been impressed by some statistics I’ve read before the ceremony, and according to them, this year’s Best Picture winner wasn’t quite a surprise. The only weird thing was that it won only one more statuette, but it was well deserved since it was for original screenplay.
What you have to know, is that for a movie to win Best Picture, it has to have its cast at least nominated for SAG Awards, if not winning the best ensemble. Braveheart was an exception happened nineteen years ago. Also, usually, the movie who will win Best Picture is nominated for screenplay as well. Seven movies are the exception for this involuntary rule: Wings (1927/1928), The Broadway Melody (1928/1929), Grand Hotel (1931/1932), Cavalcade (1932/1933), Hamlet (1948), The Sound of Music (1965), and Titanic (1997).
Oscars 2016 – Winners List
Best Picture: “Spotlight”
I never thought it as a bad movie, but it wasn’t entertaining or thrilling, or extraordinary by any meanings, it wasn’t a “complete” movie at all. They made a stand, so Academy members voted just to eliminate The Revenant.
Direction: “The Revenant,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
An anonymous voter for the Academy said that his campaign was based on how hard were the conditions he had to act in, and he was handsomely paid to do what he did.
Actress: Brie Larson, “Room”
Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”
Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short,” Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Original Screenplay: “Spotlight,” Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
Cinematography: “The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki
Production Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson (set decoration)
Film Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel
The #Oscars opening was 🔥
Here I made an experiment and I embedded only the video, not the whole tweet. Absolutely fantastic, I love this! The video is the Oscars 2016 opening featurette.
Visual Effects: “Ex Machina,” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
Costume Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Jenny Beavan
Makeup: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
Sound Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Mark Mangini and David White
Sound Mixing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
Score: “The Hateful Eight,” Ennio Morricone
Song: “Writing’s on the Wall,” from “Spectre,” Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul” (Hungary)
Another big mouth commented that music became obnoxious when they cut off movie’s director Laszlo Nemes with “Ride of the Valkyries”, and they let DiCaprio speak indefinitely when he received his award. Actually they cut everybody with Wagner, but if you wanna see imperfection in everything and be identical with the usually annoying description of a bad quality Virgo male, it’s your choice.
It is obvious that in the same “good” tradition promoted by all the envious people around, Leonardo DiCaprio started to make his first noisy cohort of haters.
Animated Feature: “Inside Out”
Documentary Feature: “Amy”
Animated Short: “Bear Story”
Documentary Short: “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”
Live Action Short: “Stutterer”
That was the list, dear friends! The “diversity” subject, or the lack of it got to my nerves. Politically correctness by all means got to my nerves. It was an unfortunate coincidence to have an #OscarsSoWhite this year, but it only gave Chris Rock the opportunity to make more jokes than other hosts. He had his critics as well. He was utterly funny especially when picking on Kevin Hart.
Better let’s laugh a little. The video was posted one week before the actual ceremony. Its PewDiePie, it’s NSFW, so be aware!
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