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The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016)

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TV-14 | | TV Special 28 February 2016
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony honors achievement in film in 2015.

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Herself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
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Herself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay and Nominated: Best Director
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Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself - Winner: Best Animated Film and Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
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Herself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
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The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2015 and is scheduled to take place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Academy Awards in 24 categories. The ceremony will be televised in the United States by ABC, and will be produced by David Hill and Reginald Hudlin. Actor Chris Rock will host the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 77th ceremony held in 2005. Written by Shmeagol

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We all dream in gold.

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Trivia

Bridge of Spies (2015) is the 11th film by Steven Spielberg to receive a Best Picture nomination. Hereby Spielberg is the director with second most Best Picture nominees.The record holder William Wyler who directed 13 Best Picture nominations throughout his career. See more »

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Chris Rock said it's not fair Will Smith made $20 million for Wild Wild West, Smith did not make that amount for Wild Wild West . See more »

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Brie Larson - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role: TThank you. Thank you first to the Academy. I want to start big because the thing that I love about moviemaking is how many people it takes to make it, so I want to start first with the Telluride Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, who gave us a chance, who gave us a platform first. I'd like to thank A24 for taking this movie into their hands and sharing it with the world. I'd like to thank our director, Lenny Abrahamson, who is absolutely incredible. Emma Donoghue, who created this world...
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Follows The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) See more »

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Til It Happens To You
Written by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren
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Stallone is upset by a Russian Spy! Leo finally wins! And it's "Spotlight" as best picture!
28 February 2016 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

"The 88th Annual Academy Awards" was one that moved along about the same pace as host Chris Rock bombed joke after joke about the no black nominees crisis, really he went overboard yet he tried to be funny. Still the music and presenters and parody parts were okay like the use of girl scout cookies and "Star Wars" robot appearances. Still the big surprise and most disappointing thing was Mark Rylance winning for supporting actor! This should have been Sly's night why did the voting members knock him out! Stallone has been in the business to long he deserves an Oscar. And as expected Leo finally wins a little gold man as his "Best Actor" win was well deserved for his raw and tough performance in "The Revenant". And again in a little surprise for best picture "Spotlight" wins true it was an excellent drama an investigative film with a good message of exposing corrupt religious leaders, as it's clear that Hollywood and voting members still love news and journalism films as it's brains over brawn and grit as the toughness of "The Revenant" could not match the grace and elegant powerful message of "Spotlight". Overall okay "Oscars" with Chris Rock speaking to much and a big knockout blow to Stallone, and a deserved win for Leo, and ending with a powerful film named "Spotlight" taking the top spot in front of the Academy light at the end!


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