The glittering night of the 88th Academy Awards was full of drama, surprises, glamour, fun and everything else that you had wanted. From alluring red carpet appearances to power-packed performances, to rewarding the deserving to the racial row, there’s hardly anything which wasn’t said, seen or discussed. Isn’t that what you want from the most-coveted awards in the world? Well, we do! If you have happened to miss the live action of the 88th Academy Awards, we have got it all for you here. Hook on to this read and find out:
For many years to come, the 2016 Oscars would reminisce Leonardo DiCaprio’s winning moment. After waiting for five times earlier, the actor was finally allowed to take home the golden statue in the Best Actor category for his movie The Revenant. He was presented the trophy by Julianne Moore, who added dramatic touches to the most-anticipated announcement of the decade by some respectable pauses. People in the audience sat with their breath stuck in the air, as she announced Hollywood’s ‘Jack’ as the winner. In his acceptance speech, the actor highlighted climatic issues. He also made headlines for his ‘obvious bond’ with Titanic co-star Kate Winslet, who was seen rooting for him at the ceremony. Right from their red carpet entry together to Leo’s victorious moment, they showed off their great chemistry through words and gestures. And left us with a hope of seeing them together lighting up the silver screen again!
shone like a diamond on the Oscar with her alluring wardrobe pick for the night, quite literally. She wore a Zuhair Murad intricate strapless gown with 5o carat diamond rings and earrings. Though she looked a little nervous in the beginning, PeeCee took seconds to transform into her confident best. She, along with Liev Schreiber, presented the awards for the Best Editing to Margaret Sixel for Mad Max: Fury Road.
Chris’ cross drama!
The host of the night, Chris Rock tried really hard to keep us entertained. Amid the racial row that circled the awards, Chris tried to utilise the situation by cracking jokes on the sensitive issue. However, at times, he went overboard with this cheeky humour! The ceremony started with a tribute to the films in 2015, spreading out beyond the listed films in the nominations. As Chris took the stage, he pointed out, “I counted at least 15 black people in that montage.” Now, that comment was meant for which shade of the controversy, he knows better! The comedy star took mild hits at the racism in his opening monologue and called the Oscars’ as the White People’s Choice Awards.
Another thing that would totally warm your heart with joy and pride is Lady Gaga. The pop diva clasped hands with survivors of sexual assault and presented a thrilling act, which received the much-desserevd standing ovation from the audience. The singer was nominated for her first Oscar for her original song “Til It Happens to You” (which she co-wrote with Diane Warren) from the documentary The Hunting Ground. US Vice President Joe Biden passed the introductory note to Gaga’s act and shed light on the White House’s “It’s On Us” campaign, which addresses sexual assault.
Not in the wildest guess!
Alicia Vikander won the award in the Best Supporting Actress category for her stunning acting in The Danish Girl. This was simply one of the harder-to-predict races of the night. Her win comes as a surprise as she was competing with stalwarts like Kate Winslet, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams. This was Alicia’s first Oscar nod.
In a similar instance, beating out odds-on Sylvester Stallone, Mark Rylance bagged the trophy in the Best Supporting Actor category for Bridge of Spies. For the Best Actress category as well, chose the youth over experience and awarded the golden statue to first-time nominee Brie Larson for Room. She rolled over actresses like Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, and Saoirse Ronan.
India on board!
Apart from Priyanka, Asif Kapadia was also among the few who attended the glorious event in Los Angeles. Asif is the proud winner of Best Documentary Feature for his creation Amy, which is based on life of late Amy Winehouse. Asif shared the award with James Gay-Rees.
The Academy also paid tribute to late Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey for his contribution in the word of cinema during the Memoriam segment.
‘Bear’ with me
In a remarkable move, Bear Story won for Best Short Film, Animated, which also happens to be Chile’s first Oscar. The makers of the movie, Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala, in their acceptance speech said, “This is the first Oscar for our country, so this is very important for us.”
Mad Max: Fury Road topped the award count with six awards, while The Revenant trailed behind with four trophies in its kitty. Though Spotlight couldn’t bag many awards, it took for the biggest prize for the Best Picture. It also won in the Original Screenplay category.
Here”s the complete list of winners
Best Picture: Spotlight
Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Best Actress: Brie Larson (Room)
Best Original Screenplay: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (The Big Short)
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Best Film Editing: Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Music Original Song: Writing’s On The Wall (Spectre)
Best Music Original Score: The Hateful Eight
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Production Design: Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson(Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Film Editing: Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
Best Documentary (Feature): Amy
Best Documentary (Short): A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Best Short Film (Live Action): Strutterer
Best Short Film (Animated): Bear Story
Best Animated Film: Inside Out
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, and Damian Martin (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Visual Effects: Ex mMachina
Best Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound Mixing:(Mad Max: Fury Road)