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
Will Smith, Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith decided to boycott the ceremony, following the lack of representation among the nominees. Will Smith was campaigning for a nomination among Best Actor in a Leading Role, for his performance in Concussion (2015), but failed to receive a nomination. However, more voices weighed in, such as 'Viola Davis, who said the problem didn't lie with the Academy, but the business overall, which failed to offer a variety of roles to non-Caucasian actors. See more »
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 »
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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The low rating of this grand ceremony is unjustified. I heard a lot of good speeches that night (like during the last years). Speeches that many politicians or journalists around the world "forget" to tell us. Speeches about injustice in our world said with humour or not. Respect for that! Yes, there is a lot of talent in the American cinema. Of course, one could wonder why those movies are chosen and not others or why some are placed in certain categories and not others. For example, why wasn't Kate Winslet nominated as best actress in The Dressmaker? One can wonder as well why it is always the successful American animated movies which win. And I agree with the critics about the music to signal the end of the time when people do their speech. It should be made another way. Music is not the strongest side of the show... But so many good movies this year, again... and so much energy and happiness I got from watching that glamorous ceremony with all those great actors, directors and many other talented people. They make life better on this planet. Yes, I mean it. I like the Oscar ceremony every year and one of my favourite is 2012.
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