I stopped watching the actual telecast as far too dreary and not at all entertaining, but it sounds like Chris Rock did so well, he probably won’t be asked again.
A movie about Vatican Sex Crimes exposed by 1970s watergate era journalists wins for best Oscar over the frontier survival what we did wrong to the Indigenous peoples.
At least acting wins over special effects.
Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar for his grunting, gruff performance in “The Revenant.” Best actress went to Brie Larson, the 26-year-old breakout of the mother-son captive drama “Room.”
Dear Leonardo – that soap opera actress lost 19 times before she won. Susan Lucci.
So, gruff inarticulate male and terrified woman characters win best actor/ess nods and I am already unsure how that is different than other movies really, I think more casting diversity in character stories rather than whites lost in other lands or stumbled into things where they didn’t belong, it’s why we tell the same stories over and over with so little variation.
Alejandro Inarritu took best director for a second straight year, a feat matched by only two other filmmakers: John Ford and Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
It would seem that Revenant and Mad Max dominated the technical side awards, more rampaging mens…
Best supporting actress went Alicia Vikander for the transgender pioneer tale “The Danish Girl.”
Best animated feature film went to “Inside Out,” Pixar’s eighth win in the category since it was created in 2001. Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse portrait, “Amy,” took best documentary.
I kinda expected that Carol and Trumb to have attention, they had hand wringing 1950s and censorship all over, but the 1970s flashback to the glory days of when the press brought down a president….