Welcome to the 88th Academy Award!
And the winners are. That was quick.
Best picture – „Spotlight” directed by Tom McCarthy
Best actor in leading role – Leonardo DiCaprio (the standing ovations and smiles were almost as emotional (and cool) as Leo’s speech)
Best actress in leading role – Brie Larson
Best director – Alejandro González Iñárritu for „The Revenant”
Best supporting actress – Alicia Vikander in „The Danish Girls”
Best supporting actor – Mark Rylance in „Bridge of spies”
Best original score – Ennio Morricone for „The hateful eight” (Finally!)
Best original song – Sam Smith, „Writing’s on the wall” for „Spectre”
Best documentary – „Amy” by Asif Kapadia
Best cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki for „The Revenant”
Best writing adapted screenplay – Adam McKay for „The Big Short”
Best visual effects – Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett for „Ex Machina”
Here are the beauties and the beasts of the red carpet. Beasts? Neah, the badasses. The beauties remain the beauties.
Cate Blanchett. Few could have pulled this off. Rephrase. Only Blanchett could. Cate Blanchett.
Now. I love (love, love!) Alicia Vikander, but. But. She has had so much better appearances here, here, here. Yet, the instant she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and gave a cute and emotional speech, suddenly, right then and there the dress and the bun on her head shined like there was no tomorrow. She was the belle of the ball.
Olivia Wilde looked a lot like Alicia above just a month ago and looked gorgeous doing it.
Charlize Theron. On the red carpet I saw the beauty of Charlize, but then when she presented the award for best writing, the necklace and dress helped her shine even more and then I got it.
Naomi Watts. Rocking it yet again.
Julianne Moore wears Chanel and acts accordingly.
Jennifer Lawrence. Loved the lots of skin and no jewellery effect.
Rooney Mara. The dress in combination with these beauty details? Very cool.
Margot Robbie and that tassel!
Lady Gaga and the oldschool Hollywood glamour.
Brie Larson. She was the official winner. Of the Oscar. Bravo!
Can you hear the drums?
For Tom Hardy it wasn’t enough. He not only brought the sunglasses with him and has himself on the phone case (?!?!? I refuse to believe that!), but he took a picture with Leo. Who! Is even more of a badass and didn’t even look in the camera for the picture Tom Hardy himself took, the picture that was going to take over the world.
„Writing’s on the wall” was gracefully performed by Sam Smith and later, eventually, won the Oscar. Neah, I’m kidding. I am not, but I was so sure Gaga was going to win, though thought The Weeknd’s „Earned it” earned it all along. Only for the „Fifty shades of grey” to erase its shameful shades (in fact, I haven’t even watched the film just because of the shame I read literally everywhere). Literally everywhere was „Earned it” anyway and we all have been loving The Weeknd ever since. Well, I have.
The Weeknd was high, but not as in his „High for this”, but as in high in his lungs while performing at the Oscars. His smile while singing, tho’…
The goosebumps of the night came from Lady Gaga’s performance.
The directing of the show was great. There should be an Oscar for that, too. A Golden Globe would be more appropriate. But these were the Oscars of 2016 an it was fun!
„Thank you, Brooklyn!”, Chris Rock.
by Cristina Pavelescu