Oscars: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth About Why Producers Tried To Cut Alejandro Iñárritu’s Historic Speech
Alejandro G. Iñárritu made Oscar history in a couple of ways Sunday night becoming the first director to win back to back Oscars in 66 years, and only the third ever to do it after Joseph L. Mankiewicz and John Ford. He also became the third Mexican director in a row to win (his victory last year for Birdman, and Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity), a true statement of diversity in a broadcast that basically pummeled the industry audience with jabs at the mostly white nature of… Read
DiCaprio’s Best Actor Win Is Most-Tweeted Oscar Minute Ever; Eclipses DeGeneres’ Starry Selfie
It took Leonardo DiCaprio five tries and 23 years to win an acting Oscar — and when he took the Best Actor Academy Award last night, the Twittersphere breathed a collectively massive sigh of relief, sending out huzzahs fast as it could from around the globe. DiCaprio’s win for The Revenant generated more than 440K tweets per minute, the social media site said this morning. That makes it the most-tweeted minute of an Oscars telecast ever, beating the previous record of… Read
Stacey Dash Cameo Bewilders Oscar Attendees – And Stacey Dash
In a night of awkward moments, maybe the most cringe-inducing was when Oscars host Chris Rock brought Stacey Dash onstage. "It's hard to get a job,” he said, “and that's the truth out there for black actors. But let me tell you some good news: The Academy has taken steps to fix this problem, and that is why it is my honor to introduce the director of our minority outreach program. Please welcome Miss Stacey Dash!"
You know, Dash — Clueless actress-turned-Fox News Channel… Read
‘Spotlight’s Surprise Best Picture Win At The Oscars: What Does This Mean For Its Box Office?
Open Road’s Spotlight is already out on DVD/VOD, and it’s in its 17th weekend at the box office with $39.1 million. So, despite its Best Picture Oscar win, how much juice can possibly be left in this film at the domestic box office? While exhibitors typically have a policy against booking titles that are already out on home video, there’s always a want to get a Best Picture winner back into theaters. An Open Road insider confirmed earlier tonight that there’s a plan to… Read
Oscars Host Chris Rock Smooths The Waters As Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Gets His Win – Review
“Welcome to the Academy Awards,” Chris Rock said near the top of Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, “otherwise known as the ‘White Peoples’ Choice Awards.’ If they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job — you'd be watching Neil Patrick Harris.”
That comment, along with a few others sprinkled through the 3 1/2-hour ABC telecast, set the tone for the evening: Culminating a season that saw the Academy take heavy incoming for its all-white acting nominees the second year… Read
Oscar Winners 2016 – Photo Gallery
The 88th Oscars ran the gamut from the expected to the surprises, with first-time winners including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander and Ennio Morricone to repeaters like The Revenant helmer Alejandro G. Inarritu, who won the Best Director last year with Birdman. Most pundits would have thought Lady Gaga and Sylvester Stallone would have been part of this slideshow, but it wasn’t meant to be Sunday at the Dolby Theatre. Check out the photos of those who did… Read
Oscar Winners By Film & Studio – Chart
Tonight’s Oscars ceremony was filled with a mix of expected wins and a few key surprises. Mad Max: Fury Road rode the craft categories to the most wins of the night with six, twice its closest rival. That means it was good news for its studio Warner Bros in the final tally. It was also a good night for A24, the young distrib that won three awards — Brie Larson’s Best Actress for Room, Best Documentary for Amy and Best Visual Effects for the sci-fi pic Ex Machina.
WINS BY… Read
Oscars Audience Moved To Tears By Lady Gaga Performance
It was the most emotional moment for those in the Oscar audience: Lady Gaga’s intense performance of Diane Warren’s song “Til It Happens to You” from the film The Hunting Ground. (Watch above) The audience at the Dolby Theatre was visibly moved by the performance, some — like Best Actress winner Brie Larson — seen weeping as the performance ended. And it can’t be denied that the moment — particularly what it symbolized for the fight against sexual assault — was… Read
‘Spotlight’ Wins Oscar For Best Picture; Pope Challenged By Producer From Stage
Spotlight tonight took the big prize at the 88th Academy Awards with a Best Picture victory. Nominated for a total of six Oscars tonight it also was the big winner Saturday at the Independent Spirit Awards. The Open Road-distributed and Tom McCarthy-directed drama about the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team's exposes of rampant sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests and the subsequent cover-ups was chosen as one of the top 10 films of 2015 by A… Read
Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Oscar For Best Actor For ‘The Revenant’
It might have been the night's most predictable result, but Leonardo DiCaprio's Best Actor win for his role in The Revenant still felt like Oscar doing right by a guy nominated five times before, first for What's Eating Gilbert Grape? back in 1993, when he was 19. Fox's campaign for The Revenant focused heavily on how much DiCaprio suffered for his art – all crawling around in the dirt, chewing on raw bison liver and braving sub-zero temperatures. He beat out four actors… Read
Brie Larson Wins Best Actress Oscar For ‘Room’
This is the first Academy Award — and nomination — for Brie Larson, who already had garnered numerous awards heading into tonight and was considered the odds-on favorite to win Best Actress for her portrayal of a kidnapped girl imprisoned by a psychopath in Room.
The powerful film has been a critical favorite since premiering at Telluride, and Larson thanked the festival in her acceptance speech — along with distributor A24, which acquired the film at Cannes in 2014… Read
Alejandro G. Inarritu Wins Best Director Oscar For ‘The Revenant’
With Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Oscar win tonight as Best Director for The Revenant, the director became part of Academy history by becoming the first director in 65 years to win back-to-back directing Oscars. The only other two in that elite club are helmers John Ford and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Inarritu also directed Leonardo DiCaprio to his first ever Oscar with The Revenant.
The Mexican helmer also took home the top honor at this years’ DGA Awards and those awards are… Read