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This is your place to see up to date winners and reactions to the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

Chris Rock completely nailed his monologue with pointed and hilarious remarks about #oscarssowhite. It did seem at times the audience was not completely with him, but he handled this controversy with intelligence and class.

Best Original Screenplay: SPOTLIGHT

Best Adapted Screenplay: THE BIG SHORT – Anchorman now has an Oscar.

Definitely going to one of the highlights of the evening was the pre-taped segment of black actors being inserted into predominately white films. It was laugh out funny with some great surprise cameos and great production values. I am loving they are dealing with the lack of diversity head on and not holding back.

Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – THE DANISH GIRL

Best Costume Design: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – This one is a surprise for me as I thought it was going to go to CINDERELLA, but extremely happy that MAD MAX has its first win for the night.

Best Production Design: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Achievement in Make-up & Hairstyling: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Achievement in Cinematography: THE REVENANT – Is this the end of the MAD MAX sweep?

Achievement in Film Editing: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Loved the Back History Month bit (not the one with Stacy Dash making a very awkward and uncomfortable appearance). Dave was able to call the punchline, but it was still very well done.

Achievement in Sound Editing: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Achievement in Sound Mixing: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Achievement in Visual Effects: EX-MACHINA – Now this is a complete pleasant surprise. I don’t think anyone saw that coming.

I wish I could buy some Girl Scout Cookies from Chris Rock’s kids.

Best Animated Short: Bear Story – First Oscar for the country of Chile.

Best Animated Feature Film: INSIDE OUT

Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance –  BRIDGE OF SPIES -The biggest surprise of the night so far as Sylvester Stallone was pretty much a shoe in for this award. Also, we thought the only person who could beat Sylvester would be Mark Ruffalo, and Rylance pulled the huge upset and came out on top. Let’s see what other surprises the Oscars have tonight.

Best Documentary Short Subject: A GIRL IN THE RIVER

Louis C.K needs to host next year.

Best Documentary Feature: AMY

Live Action Short: STUTTERER

Actually Jacob Tremblay needs to host next year.

Foreign Language Film: SON OF SAUL

Wow. Lady Gaga just gave the best performance of her career. I am in tears.

Best Original Score: THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Best Song: SPECTRE – The worst Bong theme just won. I am very upset about this. Lady Gaga should have won.

Best Director: THE REVENANT – Again, big disappointment here as George Miller should have won this award, but congrats to Inarritu for winning two years in a row. This also most likely means the THE REVENANT will win Best Picture, which sucks as MAD MAX has been doing so well tonight.

Best Actress: Brie Larson – ROOM – She should have brought Jacob Tremblay up with her for her acceptance speech. Is this our future Captain Marvel?

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – THE REVENANT – This is a career win like Kate Winslet got for THE READER.

Best Picture: SPOTLIGHT – By the end of the night I don’t think anyone saw this coming as THE REVENANT or MAD MAX: FURY ROAD seemed like the clear winners. This is a complete surprise, but completely warranted. This is a fantastic film with great performances and an amazing script. This film absolutely deserves this win and I am speechless and surprised. Wow, the Oscars has been a mixture of a very predictable but also with some moments of surprise.

Chris Rock did a wonderful job of hosting as he kept it fresh, funny, and relevant. I know people will complain that diversity is more than just representation of black people in film. The Oscars need to include all races. Yes, the Oscars did focus more on black people, but it is good that they are getting the message across that we need a more diverse films with more stories and characters that represent everyone. Overall, I thought the Oscars went well, though it did drag near the end. I am mostly happy with who has won. I still cannot understand how WRITING’S ON THE WALL won for Best Song, but I will eventually get over it… Maybe. I hope that #oscarssowhite will lead to a more diverse nominee list next year, but I am not going to keep my hopes up.

 

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