An extra day of the year had many things in reserve for the world. It was a night when stars gathered at Los Angeles for the 88th Academy Award or The Oscars 2016.  The former Miss World form India, Priyanka Chopra, walked the red carpet in a white embroidered gown.

The Academy Awards, or “Oscars”, is an annual American awards ceremony conducted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to glorify the excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States.

The stage this year witnessed many surprises. The five times Oscar nominated veteran actor Leonardo De Caprio, finally got the title of ‘Oscar Winning Actor’ this year for his film ‘The Revenant’. The race for best movie was won by ‘Spotlight’. The award for best director was won by the Mexican film director, producer, screenwriter, Alejandro González Iñárritu for ‘The Revenant’ and the honor of best actress goes to Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and singer for ‘Room’. A list of various other winners for handling several other sectors of film industry is given below :

List of Academy Award Winners (2016):-

1.        Spotlight

 

Best Picture • Steve Golin, Michael Sugar, Blye   Pagon Faust
2.        Leonardo DiCaprio

 

Best Actor • The Revenant
3.        Brie Larson

 

Best Actress • Room

 

4.        Mark Rylance

 

Best Supporting Actor • Bridge of Spies
5.        Alicia Vikander

 

Best Supporting Actress • The Danish Girl

 

6.        Alejandro González Iñárritu

 

Best Director • The Revenant

 

7.        Writing’s on the Wall

 

Best Original Song • Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes
8.        Son of Saul

 

Best Foreign Language Film • László Nemes

 

9.        The Big Short

 

Best Writing Adapted Screenplay • Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
10.     Spotlight

 

Best Original Screenplay • Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
11.     Amy

 

Best Documentary Feature • Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees
12.     Inside Out

 

Best Animated Feature Film • Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera
13.     Emmanuel Lubezki

 

Best Cinematography • The Revenant
14.     The Hateful Eight

 

Best Original Music Score • Ennio Morricone

 

15.     Jenny Beavan

 

Best Costume Design • Mad Max: Fury Road

 

16.     Ex Machina

 

Best Visual Effects • Andrew Whitehurst.
17.     Stutterer

 

Best Live Action Short Film • Benjamin Cleary, Serena Armitage
18.     Gregg Rudloff

 

Best Sound Mixing • Mad Max: Fury Road
19.     Chris Jenkins

 

Best Sound Mixing • Mad Max: Fury Road

 

20.     Ben Osmo

 

Best Sound Mixing • Mad Max: Fury Road

 

21.     A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

 

Best Documentary Short Subject • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
22.     Bear Story

 

Best Animated Short Film • Gabriel Osorio, Pato Escala
23.     Margaret Sixel

 

Best Film Editing • Mad Max: Fury Road

 

24.     Lisa Thompson

 

Best Production Design • Mad Max: Fury Road
25.     Colin Gibson

 

Best Production Design • Mad Max: Fury Road
26.     David White

 

Best Sound Editing • Mad Max: Fury Road

 

27.     Mark Mangini

 

Best Sound Editing • Mad Max: Fury Road

 

28.     Lesley Vanderwalt

 

Best Makeup • Mad Max: Fury Road

 

29.     Damien Martin

 

Best Makeup • Mad Max: Fury Road

 

30.     Elka Wardega

 

Best Makeup • Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Despite the presence of such glamorous faces the honor of show stopper goes to Chris Rock, an American actor, comedian, voice artist, director, writer, and producer, who played the host of the event. He expressed the racial problem existing still in America. He said,“I counted at least 15 black people on that montage,” he joked as he entered the Oscar stage after clips from the year’s nominated films were shown. He added, “You realize if they nominated hosts I wouldn’t even get this job. You’d be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now”. Rock addressed the pressure on him to boycott the show, saying ” I thought about quitting, I thought about it real hard,” but later realized that,“They’re gonna have the Oscars anyway!” Rock also gave his thoughts on racism in Hollywood. “Everyone wants to know in the world, is Hollywood racist?” he said. “Is it ‘burning cross racist’? No. Is it ‘fetch me some lemonade racist’? No. It’s a different type of racist. … Hollywood is ‘sorority racist.’ It’s like, we like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.”

Rock very tactfully used the stage to express his views and posed a question for the million audiences to think.

 

 

~ 88th Academy Awards ~

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