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OSCAR SUNDAY - before, during and after

posted Feb 28, 2016 21:58:50 by timobrien33
UPDATE: It was a night for inclusion speeches and diversity issues and Chris Rock was spot on. The only problem, perhaps, was that he could have pounded the matter too long.

In the end, "Spotlight" won the biggest award of the night but "Mad Max: Fury Road" won the most. It was also a night for one upset (and possibly two). Sylvester Stallone lost to Mark Rylance for supporting actor and Sam Smith beat out crowd favorite lady Gaga for song. Even Joe Biden could not change that.

DiCaprio won and whatever goodwill he gained he lost with that diatribe on global warming. It was a night when fair share came into play. They gave the director to "The Revenant" and film to "Spotlight."

There does come a time when the public will say enough is enough will the lectures and statement speeches from performers who reap millions making movies - they make movies.

For the last two years, the top film was awarded to movies not widely seen by people. There will be the usual bump for winners, but how much this time seems smaller than many years.

FILM - “Spotlight” (Open Road Films) An Anonymous Content/Participant Media/Rocklin/Faust/First Look Media Production
Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nico
ACTOR - Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant” (20th Century
ACTRESS - Brie Larson in “Room” (A24)
DIRECTOR - “The Revenant” (20th Century Fox) Alejandro G. Iñárritu
SONG - “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
SCORE - “The Hateful Eight” (The Weinstein Company) Ennio Morricone
FOREIGN FILM - “Son of Saul” A Laokoon Filmgroup Production, Hungary
SUPPORTING ACTOR - Mark Rylance in “Bridge of Spies” (Walt Disney and 20th Century Fox)
ANIMATED FEATURE - “Inside Out” (Walt Disney) Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
BEST SCREENPLAY - “Spotlight” (Open Road Films) Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - “The Big Short” (Paramount) Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam
SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Alicia Vikander in “The Danish Girl” (Focus Features)
HAIRSTYLE - “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Bros.) Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian
PRODUCTION - “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Set Decoration: Colin Gibson Lisa Thompson
COSTUME - “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Bros.) Jenny Beavan
CINEMATOGRAPHY - “The Revenant” (20th Century Fox) Emmanuel Lubezki
EDITING - “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Bros.) Margaret Sixel
SOUND EDITING - “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Bros.) Mark Mangini and David White
SOUND MIXING - “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Warner Bros.) Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
VISUAL EFFECTS - “Ex Machina” (A24) Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington
and Sara Bennett
ANIMATED SHORT - “Bear Story” - A Punkrobot Animation Studio Production, Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
DOCUMENTARY - “Amy” (A24) An On the Corner Films Production Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
DOCUMENTARY SHORT - “A Girl in the River: The Price of An SOC Films Production Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy



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BEFORE: Here we go...Oscar Sunday is here and it is sunny and warm in Hollywood as the red carpet has looked the best in years. a solid set up, safe and looks permanent, while others in the past looked, well, like it could be taken down right away - as it was.

The color scheme is great with moving banners highlighting nominees - and others showcasing movies of the past. Gold stands out and block and white mixes well. The white dominated step and repeat part, right after the security tent...yes, that is where they pose, move and do it again, all for the networks and cameras...thankfully, I do not care about photos that much - I report and do not want to watch events through a lens, or phone.

* Red carpet is actually further down Hollywood BLVD the last couple times...and the limos drive on it, too.
* Ratings grabber alert: Chris Rock opener; Leo wins and how does Kate react; Lady Gaga/Joe Biden.

Original Screenplay
Adapted Screenplay
Actress in a Supporting Role
Costume Design
Production Design
Makeup and Hairstyling
Film Editing
Sound Editing
Sound Mixing
Visual Effects
Animated Short Film
Animated Feature Film
Actor in a Supporting Role
Documentary Short Subject
Documentary Feature
Live Action Short Film
Foreign Language Film
Original Song
Original Score
Actress in a Leading Role
Actor in a Leading Role
Best Picture


I will add winners as they are announced right here, and news and notes.

Go to other items here on this forum for other stories from prep to Indie Spirit, Razzies, etc. My Twitter feed has photos.


- The show will feature Joe Biden for some darn reason - oh yes, to introduce Lady Gaga.
- It will only feature three of the five nominated songs because the other two are not known - AT ALL.
- The box office champ for nominated films is "The Martian."
- Academy members - 6,261 (as of 12/3/15)
- Total number of Oscar statuettes presented since the first Oscars 3,001 (includes the 3 Oscars® presented at the Governors Awards event on November 14, 2015)
- Statue; A stylized figure of a knight holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes signifying the five original branches of the Academy (actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers). No model was used during the design process.
- If you a tracking E!, they are live from The Roosevelt Hotel (Where they have a great breakfast and fantastic Bloody Mary's, if they drop the onion). They put a model runway on the pool. They always take over the pool and many other areas of the hotel.
- Jimmy Kimmel is right across the street from the Dolby Theater.
- Snipers on roofs are evident. They are always there for shows like this, but with the VP here, it seems much more tight.


- Even the LAPD dons tuxedos for Oscar night.
- Right after they get out of the limos, they walk through a tent for security, but before that is a cool area - fresh with huge OSCARS is white.
- They then walk down the carpet and turn right into the Dolby lobby (which is also a shopping mall of sorts (many floors)...they pass under a drape-like item after passing BIG Oscar...up a long stairway...when they walk the crowd is on the right and press on the left. and it does wind and turn and left has more press and crowd...after passing into the lobby, not many cameras are there...they can relax and walk the stair way...

- Wolfgang Puck is actually on the carpet this year displaying food and there are samples. Drinks, too. yes, plenty of drinks, as usual.
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timobrien33 said Feb 28, 2016 23:06:00
No, Sylvester Stallone is not the first person nominated for playing the same character in two different films - it has been done, counting his this year, six times.

Seriously, John Williams has 50 nominations while Jennifer Lawrence already has four by the age of 25.
timobrien33 said Feb 28, 2016 23:07:59
Here is a repeat item from this week:

Best Picture Release Dates:
"Mad Max: Fury Road" - May 14, 2015
"The Martian" - October 1, 2015
"Bridge of Spies" - October 15, 2015
"Room" - October 15, 2015
"Brooklyn" - November 4, 2015
"Spotlight" - November 5, 2015
"The Big Short" - December 10, 2015
"The Revenant" - December 25, 2015
timobrien33 said Feb 28, 2016 23:14:04
Backlog on the carpet, it seems, like driving up Highland and not down this time...
timobrien33 said Feb 28, 2016 23:20:35
Alicia Vikander was a ballet dancer.
timobrien33 said Feb 28, 2016 23:21:36
As a producer, Steven Spielberg has nine nominations.
timobrien33 said Feb 28, 2016 23:22:21
In 2011, the balloting rules first allowed for the possibility of between five and ten nominees for Best Picture. For the first three years, there were nine nominees. For the past two years, there have been eight.
timobrien33 said Feb 28, 2016 23:32:12
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timobrien33 said Feb 28, 2016 23:33:26
I never liked any of the "Mad Max" movies - still do not.
timobrien33 said Feb 28, 2016 23:56:41
Leo snubbed the Oscars the year "Titanic" won 11 - and tied the record. He thought he should have been nominated for actor, as Kate Winslet was for actress. No acting wins for "Titanic" that year. See, people always have a beef with Oscar...Marlon Brando sent up a native American when he won and George C. Scott boycotted his win - and was a no show.
timobrien33 said Feb 29, 2016 00:16:59
Did I see that Michael Strahan is interviewing folks on the carpet?????? tackle me now...
timobrien33 said Feb 29, 2016 00:23:27
timobrien33 said Feb 29, 2016 00:24:07
Quincy Jones ‏@QuincyDJones
I'm looking forward to presenting with @Pharrell tonight on the @TheAcademy's 2016 #Oscars
timobrien33 said Feb 29, 2016 00:25:02
timobrien33 said Feb 29, 2016 00:35:43
Sometimes a protest can ignore those who deserve something, like a leo and Sly this year...are they going to be diminished because of the other issues.

timobrien33 said Feb 29, 2016 00:47:12
E! NewsVerified account ‏@ENews
What was Whoopi Goldberg's #Oscars hosting advice for Chris Rock?
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