The 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony celebrates the film industry's best and biggest in cinema for the year 2016 with host Jimmy Kimmel, including awards for best actors, directors, songs, original screenplays and motion picture.
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
The first film among the Best Picture nominees to be screened was Brooklyn (2015), which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, almost a year before the nominees were announced. However, it reached theaters in November 2015. The first Best Picture nominee to be released theatrically was Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), from May 2015, which also was the only among the nominees in the Best Picture category to premiere in the first half of the year, and only one not to be in theaters when the nominations were announced. See more »
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Emmanuel Lubezki - Winner: Best Cinematography:
Academy, thank you so much. This is incredible. I want to share it with the cast and crew, especially with my compadre, Mr. Iñárritu. To your passion, Alejandro. And I want to share this also with Leo and Tom, for their great performance. All the producers, New Regency and Fox for all the freedom and the support. My wife Lauren, Ale, Dani, I love you so much. Daniela, happy birthday. To my parents, my friends. And to all the cinematographers that were nominated with me, I admire you so much. I ...
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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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