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The Oscars (2016)

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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Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay and Nominated: Best Director
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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

First time in Oscar history that all five Original Song nominees have been the only nomination for their films. See more »

Goofs

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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Josh Singer - Winner: Best Original Screenplay: We've got to thank Open Road. We've got to thank Participant. We've got to thank our wonderful producers, Michael Sugar, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Faust, Steve Golin. We've got to thank our wonderful cast and crew from Boston and Toronto. My wife who, Laura Dave, makes me a better writer every day and makes me a better human every day. And my father Bruce Singer who taught me how to dream.
Tom McCarthy - Winner: Best Original Screenplay and Nominated: Best Director: Thank you very much, Academy. We made this film for all the journalists who have and continue to hold the ...
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Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Writing's on the Wall
Written by Sam Smith and James Napier
Performed by Sam Smith
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Poorly executed show
29 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Considering this is Hollywood's big night of the year, I found the show sorely lacking in execution.

1) wasting time with run-on and overly staged presentations; 2) lost time for honorees to speak due to length of time it took them to get to the stage; 3) disrespect to the honorees with attempts to play them off with the music.

2) At some point someone...hello director... should have decided to simply have the presenters already on stage ready to go and allocated the saved time to the people who actually got awards.

3) Also, if truly necessary to have music as a cue to get ready to end...again hello director... how about softly introducing it and gradually building up as time went on rather than just starting to play while honorees were mid sentence.

4)And finally, how about those last two songs getting some airtime.

Louis CK gets a shout out for helping to make sense of a part of the Awards, but here again, he got more respect than the Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy got because she was interrupted by the music.


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