Hosted by Chris Rock, Oscars 2016 experienced awkwardness, uneasiness, confusion and even a surprise. However, controversy started before the start studded night took place. Critics ranted about a significant decrease in African American roles in recent movies. Rock’s insensitive racial remarks and presentations added fuel to an already burning fire.
Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in “The Revenant”. The 41-year-old actor’s dream came true after two decades without any nominations. So, what did he do to go above and beyond? Other than his career-best performance, DiCaprio embraced subzero temperatures and ate raw bison. That’s what we like to call getting into character. “The Revenant” also won for best director and best cinematography.
Another great surprise was an empathetic speech by Joe Biden, who emphasized a permanent end to rape. Vice President of the United States of America said, “Too many women and men on and off college campuses are still victims of sexual abuse.” Following his powerful message, Lady Gaga stunned her crowd with an unbelievably emotional performance with “Til It Happens To You”.
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However, Oscars biggest winner went to “Spotlight” for best picture. Producers of this film stated, “This film gave a voice to survivors and this Oscar amplifies that voice which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the Vatican.” Tom McCarthy is the genius Director, who won earlier this sparkling night for best original screenplay.
Here is a list of Oscars 2016 nominations and winners:
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