From Leonardo DiCaprio and NOT Martin Scorsese comes the movie that will go down in history as the movie that got Leo his Oscar, even if it’s mostly pure Oscar-bait. While the views get tallied from last week’s Batman V SupermanHonest Trailer battle, the gang at Screen Junkies give the HT treatment to one of 2015’s best reviewed films, The Revenant.
You can check out the Honest Trailer for The Revenant below.
Oscars 2016 has come and gone. The stars walked from the Red Carpet in Hollywood. We saw what they were wearing. The winners were announced, and the 88th Annual Academy Awards, which was broadcasted on ABC live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, tonight, is done.
There were a lot of intriguing storylines heading into this year’s show: Would Leonardo DiCaprio finally get his first Oscar? Would Sylvester Stallone win for a character he was nominated for 40 years ago? Would Alejandro Inarritu become the first director since Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1949-50 to win back-to-back Best Director honors? What about the elephant in the room — the lack of diversity amongst the acting nominees for the second straight year — would it be addressed? What on earth would host Chris Rock say?!?!
Now the the ceremony is over, here’s a rundown of the evening’s events…
Oscars 2016 is here, and ABC will broadcast the 88th Annual Academy Awards ceremony live tonight, Sunday, February 28, 2016, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, starting at 8:30pm EST, with Chris Rock hosting.
See below to find out who took home awards, as we will be updating this article throughout the night as the Winners are announced.
For nominations, The Revenant leads with 12, with Mad Max: Fury Road close behind with 10. Leonardo DiCaprio is the frontrunner for Best Actor for The Revenant, the film that is the favorite to win Best Picture, with its director Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu also expected to take home the statue.
Oscars 2016 Winners are noted as “WINNER” and in bold.
2015 saw box office records break. However, Hollywood seems stagnant in its dependency of superheroes, sequels, and series. Of the top 10 highest grossing films, 8 were sequels, spinoffs, or re-imaginings. Despite this, plenty of truly great films came out last year; so many, that I wrote a Top 10 of those NOT nominated for Best Picture. From 1944-2009, the Academy was only nominating 5 films each year for Best Picture. This year, 8 movies are nominated for the top honor. Some were all too obvious, while others came far out of left field.
Let’s countdown and rank from 8 – 1 this year’s Best Picture nominees”¦
On Sunday night, Hollywood will get together for its biggest party of the year, the 88th Annual Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars. The night promises laughs, shocks, and plenty of controversy as for the second straight year all 20 acting nominees are white. With comedian Chris Rock hosting, expect some jabs directed at the Academy.
I love the Oscars, even when I hate them. Movies are my passion and the biggest night in movies has become a holiday akin to the Super Bowl. Every year, I try earnestly to see all the films nominated for top honors, and I went over and beyond this year. Not only did I watch all 8 nominated films, but I watched 19 of the 20 of the ranked Oscar performances (sorry Charlotte Rampling). Since this is my first of several Oscars 2016 columns to come, I thought it best to start in the same way the big show begins”¦ no sorry, not with a huge musical number. Nearly every year, they open the awards distribution with a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Last year, JK Simmons accepted his trophy for playing the deliciously malicious orchestra leader in Best Pic nominee Whiplash. Simmons, much more resigned than his ferocious role as Fletcher, encouraged everyone to call their moms.
So without further ado, let’s introduce the Best Supporting Actor and Actress nominees, and then move on to the Best Actor and Actress nominees. I’ll tell you who will likely will win”¦ but more importantly, who I think should win.