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Feb 28 2016

Oscars: The 88th Academy Awards

There has been a huuuuuge amount of criticism of Hollywood and the academy of Arts and Sciences for the lack of diversity in its industry. Taking the biggest hit in the media for the “whitewashing” are this years Oscars for its lack of minority nominees. It is two years since the Academy nominated a black actor. Many prominent black actors are boycotting tonights’s presentations a#OscarsSoWhite has been trending on Twitter. No one points out better how ridiculous it is that “this is still a thing” than the host of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver.

This year’s Oscar host Chris Rock has his work cut out for him. If anyone could pull this off, it’s Chris. who took to Twitter with the hashtag #blackoout and posting a static filled video

If you’re not out protesting with Al Sharpton or just boycotting by not watching, you can watch the show on ABC at 8:30 ET and find a list of all the nominees and, eventually the winners, here

I’ll be watching wearing my new sweats and blue suede sequinned pumps with a pitcher of martinis and a bowl of popcorn sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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  1. ek hornbeck

    #OscarsSoWhite

    Not that I care mind you being a child of privilege and normative in every way I don’t invent for myself, just that it’s the only night each year I indulge my inherent misogyny (hey, I have one, just not 11 inches) and judge people based solely on their appearance.

    It’s easy if you’re a guy, slap on a suit and tie and nobody knows you’re an ax murderer.

  2. TMC

    An hour and a half of red carpet

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    Dark blues for the ladies is the “in” color this year

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    Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall (from Spectre)

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    Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

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    Catching up with the other winners so far

    WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) : Spotlight

    WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) The Big Shoirt

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    Over 45 minutes into this and it’s going to be a very long night

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    Best Costume Design – Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road

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    Best Production Design – Mad Max Fury Road – Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson

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    Makeup and Hairstyling – Mad Max: Fury Road – Lesley Vander wahl, Elka Wardega amd Damian Martin

  11. BobbyK

    Might have been fun to go to the revenant, cheer for the bear, then leave.

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    Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

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    Film Editing: Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road

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    Sound Editing – Mark Mangini and David White, Mad Max: Fury Road

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    Sound Mixing: Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo, Mad Max: Fury Road

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    Visual Effects: Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett, Ex Michina

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    The Other Oscars to the Science and Technical overachievers

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    BB8, R2D2 & C3PO

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    Selling GS Cookies to the audience by Chris Rock’s daughters

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    Best Animated Short Film: Bear Story, Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

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    Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

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    “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey

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    Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

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    Best Documentary Short Subject: A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

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    Best Documentary Feature: Amy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

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    Big moment of the night: How much money did they make selling GS cookies to the audience:

    $65, 243

    WhooHooo!!!

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    Honorary Oscars: Gena Rowlands, Spike Lee and Debbie Reynolds

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    Best Live Action Short Film: Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

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    Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul, Hungary; Directed by László Nemes

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    VP Joe Biden gets a standing ovation. Call for a pledge to stop rape. Introduces Oscar nominated song “Til It Happens To You” by Diane Warren Lady Gaga from the film “The Hunting Ground”

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    Best Original Score: The hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone

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    Original Song: “Wrtings On The Wall”, from “Spectre” Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

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    Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenent

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    Best Actress: Brie Larson, Room

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    Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

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    Best Picture: Spotlight

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    Congratulations to all the winners

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