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The Oscars (2016)

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony honors achievement in film in 2015.

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Glenn Weiss
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Himself - Host
Emily Blunt ... Herself - Presenter
Charlize Theron ... Herself - Presenter
Tom McCarthy ... Himself - Winner & Nominee
Josh Singer ... Himself - Winner
Matt Charman ... Himself - Nominee
Joel Coen ... Himself - Nominee
Ethan Coen ... Himself - Nominee
Alex Garland ... Himself - Nominee
Josh Cooley ... Himself - Nominee
Ronnie Del Carmen ... Himself - Nominee
Pete Docter ... Himself - Winner & Nominee
Meg LeFauve ... Herself - Nominee
Andrea Berloff ... Herself - Nominee
Jonathan Herman ... Himself - Nominee
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The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2015 and is scheduled to take place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Academy Awards in 24 categories. The ceremony will be televised in the United States by ABC, and will be produced by David Hill and Reginald Hudlin. Actor Chris Rock will host the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 77th ceremony held in 2005. Written by Shmeagol

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We all dream in gold.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 88th Annual Academy Awards See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

When winning "Best Original Song", Sam Smith said during his acceptance speech that he read that actor Ian McKellen stated that there have been no openly gay Oscar winners before, meaning that Smith thought he was the first one to do so. While McKellen was actually referring to no openly gay actors winning "Best Actor", there haven been openly gay Oscar winners before Smith, also in the "Best Song" category, among them Melissa Etheridge, Howard Ashman, Stephen Sondheim and Elton John. See more »

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Chris Rock said it's not fair Will Smith made $20 million for Wild Wild West, Smith did not make that amount for Wild Wild West . See more »

Quotes

Andrew Whitehurst - Winner: Best Visual Effects: I'm really bad at predicting this, apparently. This is so utterly unexpected. Visual effects is massively a team game, more so maybe than any other department. And we have to thank people in two directions: we've got to thank the studio, we've got to thank the production. We've got to thank Alex for being an amazing director. We have to thank Alicia for being Ava. And we have to thank the teams of artists, production and technical personnel at Double Negative, Milk VFX, and Utopia, who are ...
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Connections

References Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Writing's on the Wall
Written by Sam Smith and James Napier
Performed by Sam Smith
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Oscar Night
29 February 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The 88th Annual Academy Awards took place and diversity was in the spotlight.

Chris Rock was the host with a big opening but as the show went on the gags and sketches about race, the lack of diversity became grating. You think enough, the jokes are wearing thin now.

Mad Max: Fury Road was the early runner grabbing the technical Oscars. There were a few surprises, Sam Smith got the Best Song Oscar for Spectre despite his dodgy warbling during the ceremony.

Mark Rylance grabbed the Best Supporting Actor Oscar from front runner Sylvester Stallone.

As for best picture, despite only winning the Best Original Screenplay, it added the big one as its second one. I guess it is the Michael Keaton effect.

Best speech of the night. Louis CK when presenting the Best Documentary Shorts and how much the Oscar would mean to the winners rather than most of the millionaires in the front row of the auditorium.


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