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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