Oscars 2016 as it happened: 'Spotlight' wins Best Film; Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins Best Actor

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Oscars 2016 as it happened: 'Spotlight' wins Best Film; Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins Best Actor
  • 10:34 (IST)

    Spotlight (Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagon Faust) wins the Oscar for 'Best Motion Picture of the Year'

    Nominations included:

    The Big Short
    Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

    The Martian
    Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam

    Brooklyn
    Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey

    The Revenant
    Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon

    Bridge of Spies
    Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger

    Room
    Ed Guiney

    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Doug Mitchell, George Miller

  • 10:32 (IST)

    "I do not take night for granted, do not take this planet for granted," DiCaprio after winning his first Oscar.

  • 10:26 (IST)

    Leonardo DiCaprio wins the Oscar for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role' for The Revenant

    Nominations included:

    Bryan Cranston
    Trumbo

    Michael Fassbender
    Steve Jobs

    Matt Damon
    The Martian

    Eddie Redmayne
    The Danish Girl

  • 10:18 (IST)

    Brie Larson wins the Oscar for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role' for Room

    Nominations included:

    Cate Blanchett
    Carol

    Charlotte Rampling
    45 Years

    Saoirse Ronan
    Brooklyn

    Jennifer Lawrence
    Joy

  • 10:13 (IST)

    Kesha embroiled in a sexual assault case with Dr Luke, thanks Lady Gaga and Joe Biden for their support

  • 10:09 (IST)

    Alejandro González Iñárritu wins the Oscar for 'Best Directing' for The Revenant

    Nominations included:

    Adam McKay
    The Big Short

    Lenny Abrahamson
    Room

    George Miller
    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Tom McCarthy
    Spotlight

  • 09:59 (IST)

    Sam Smith and James Napier win the Oscar for 'Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song' for Spectre's "Writing's On The Wall"

    Nominations included:


    Fifty Shades of Grey
    "Earned It"
    The Weeknd, Belly, Jason 'DaHeala' Quenneville, Stephan Moccio

    The Hunting Ground
    "Til It Happens to You"
    Diane Warren, Lady Gaga

    Racing Extinction
    "Manta Ray"
    J. Ralph, Antony Hegarty

    Youth
    "Simple Song #3"
    David Lang

  • 09:54 (IST)

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    Ennio Morricone wins the best Oscar for 'Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score' for The Hateful Eight

    Nominations included:

    Bridge of Spies
    Thomas Newman

    Sicario
    Jóhann Jóhannsson

    Carol
    Carter Burwell

    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
    John Williams
     

  • 09:47 (IST)

    Lady Gaga gets an standing ovation for her performance of 'Till It Happens to You' on the issue of sexual abuse

  • 09:41 (IST)

    Son of Saul (Saul fia) of Hungary wins the Oscar for the 'Best Foreign Language Film'

    Nominations included:

    El abrazo de la serpiente (Colombia)

    Krigen (Denmark)

    Theeb (Jordan)

    Mustang (France)

  • 09:36 (IST)

    Stutterer (Benjamin Cleary, Serena Armitage) wins the Oscar for the 'Best Short Film, Live Action'

    Nominations included:

    Ave Maria
    Basil Khalil, Eric Dupont

    Shok
    Jamie Donoughue

    Day One
    Henry Hughes

    Alles wird gut
    Patrick Vollrath

  • 09:23 (IST)

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  • 09:14 (IST)

    Amy (Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees) wins the Oscar for the 'Best Documentary, Feature'

    Nominations included:

    What Happened, Miss Simone?
    Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, Justin Wilkes

    Cartel Land
    Matthew Heineman, Tom Yellin

    Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
    Evgeny Afineevsky, Den Tolmor

    The Look of Silence
    Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen

  • 09:12 (IST)

    A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy) wins the Oscar for the 'Best Documentary, Short Subject'

    Nominations included:

    Body Team 12
    David Darg, Bryn Mooser

    War Within the Walls
    Courtney Marsh, Jerry Franck

    Last Day of Freedom
    Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman

    Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
    Adam Benzine

  • 09:06 (IST)

    Mark Rylance wins the Oscar for the 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role' for Bridge of Spies

    Nominations included:

    Christian Bale
    The Big Short

    Tom Hardy
    The Revenant

    Sylvester Stallone
    Creed

    Mark Ruffalo
    Spotligh

  • 08:57 (IST)

    2015 in film

  • 08:48 (IST)

    Chris Rock have his daughters sell Girl Scout cookies.

  • 08:44 (IST)

    Inside Out (Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera) wins the Oscar for the 'Best Animated Feature Film'

    Anomalisa
    Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, Rosa Tran

    Shaun the Sheep Movie
    Mark Burton, Richard Starzak

    O Menino e o Mundo
    Alê Abreu

    Omoide no Mânî
    Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiaki Nishimura


     

  • 08:41 (IST)

    Bear Story (Historia de un oso) (Gabriel Osorio Vargas, Pato Escala Pierart) wins the Oscar for the 'Best Short Film, Animated' 

    Nominations included:

    Sanjay's Super Team
    Sanjay Patel, Nicole Paradis Grindle

    Mi ne mozhem zhit bez kosmosa
    Konstantin Bronzit

    World of Tomorrow
    Don Hertzfeldt

    Prologue
    Richard Williams, Imogen Sutton

  • 08:28 (IST)

    Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Williams Ardington and Sara Bennett win the Oscar for 'Best Visual Effects' for Ex Machina

    Nominations included:

    The Revenant
    Richard McBride, Matt Shumway, Jason Smith, Cameron Waldbauer

    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams

    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
    Roger Guyett, Pat Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould

    The Martian
    Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, Steven Warner

  • 08:25 (IST)

    Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo win the Oscar for the 'Best Sound Mixing' for Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max has won six Oscars so far.

    Nominations included:

    Bridge of Spies
    Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Drew Kunin

    The Revenant
    Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom, Chris Duesterdiek

    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
    Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson

    The Martian
    Paul Massey, Mark Taylor, Mac Ruth

  • 08:21 (IST)

    Mark A Mangini and David White win the Oscar for the 'Best Editing' for Mad Max: Fury Road

    Nominations included:

    Sicario
    Alan Robert Murray

    The Martian
    Oliver Tarney

    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
    Matthew Wood, David Acord

    The Revenant
    Martín Hernández, Lon Bender

  • 08:17 (IST)

  • 08:16 (IST)

    Margaret Sixel wins the Oscar for the 'Best Editing' for Mad Max: Fury Road

    Nominations included:

    The Big Short
    Hank Corwin

    Spotlight
    Tom McArdle

    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
    Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey

    The Revenant
    Stephen Mirrione

  • 08:09 (IST)

    Emmanuel Lubezki wins the Oscar for the Best Cinematography for the The Revenant

    Nominations included:

    Carol
    Edward Lachman

    The Hateful Eight
    Robert Richardson

    Sicario
    Roger Deakins

    Mad Max: Fury Road
    John Seale

  • 07:58 (IST)

    Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin win the Oscar for the 'Best Makeup and Hairstyling' for Mad Max: Fury Road

    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann)
    Love Larson, Eva Von Bahr

    The Revenant
    Sian Grigg, Duncan Jarman, Robert A. Pandini
     

  • 07:55 (IST)

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    Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson wins the Oscar for the 'Best Production Design' for Mad Max: Fury Road

    Nominations included:

    Bridge of Spies
    Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo, Bernhard Henrich

    The Martian
    Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

    The Danish Girl
    Eve Stewart, Michael Standish

    The Revenant
    Jack Fisk, Hamish Purdy

  • 07:52 (IST)

    Jenny Beavan wins the Oscar for the 'Best Costume Design' for Mad Max: Fury Road

    Nominations included:

    Carol
    Sandy Powell

    Cinderella
    Sandy Powell

    The Revenant
    Jacqueline West

    The Danish Girl
    Paco Delgado

  • 07:43 (IST)

    Alicia Vikander wins the Oscar for the 'best actress in a supporting role' for The Danish Girl

    Nominations included:

    Jennifer Jason Leigh
    The Hateful Eight

    Rooney Mara
    Carol

    Kate Winslet
    Steve Jobs

    Rachel McAdams
    Spotlight

  • 07:36 (IST)

    Sam Smith performs his Oscar nomincated Spectre theme song "Writing's On The Wall". 

  • 07:24 (IST)

    Oscar for the best 'Writing (Adapted Screenplay)' goes to The Big Short

    Nominations included:

    Carol

    Brooklyn

    Room

    The Martian

  • 07:20 (IST)

    Here we go

    Oscar for the best 'Writing (Original Screenplay)' goes to Spotlight

    Nominations included:

    Bridge of Spies

    Ex Machina

    Inside Out

    Straight Outta Compton

  • 07:09 (IST)

    Chris Rock delivers opening monologue dominated by #OscarsSoWhite row

  • 07:04 (IST)

    And the Oscars begin!

  • 07:00 (IST)

    Roger Federer just did a shot of tequila on Oscars. Also, Federer says he will be rooting for Leonardo DiCaprio.

  • 06:51 (IST)

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Daisy Ridley at the Red Carpet

    OSCARS! - - @daisyridley #daisyridley #oscars #blueishdress #greydress #bluedress #2016

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  • 06:46 (IST)

    Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet at the Oscars

  • 06:41 (IST)

    Spotlight actor Rachel McAdams at the Red Carpet 

  • 06:40 (IST)

    Stats time

  • 06:38 (IST)

    Sylvester Stallone and Bryan Cranston at the Red Carpet

    Veteran actors have a different perspective on all the Oscars hoopla.

    So says Sylvester Stallone, up for a best supporting actor award for his role in Creed. During the initial hoopla of the first Rocky, Stallone said he didn't really appreciate what it all meant. Now he's just soaking it in.

    Stallone told The Associated Press on the red carpet that "all the aches and pains go away. You feel reborn."

    Same thing for Bryan Cranston, competing for best actor after playing the lead role in Trumbo. He says he's just a kid from California's San Fernando Valley who can't quite believe his "fairy tale" life as an actor. He says he never wants to forget how lucky he is.

  • 06:31 (IST)

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    Host Chris Rock getting ready for the big night

  • 06:29 (IST)

    Lady Gaga on the Red Carpet

  • 06:26 (IST)

    Actor-singer Jared Leto on the Red Carpet

  • 06:24 (IST)

    Cate Blanchett in Armani on the Red Carpet

  • 06:23 (IST)

    Dave Grohl arrives at the Oscars

    Dave Grohl is attending his first Oscars, so the Foo Fighters frontman made sure to arrive in plenty of time.

    Fans in the red-carpet bleachers responded by showering him with love, cheering and shouting his name.

    Grohl responded with a big smile and a hearty wave.

    Other early arrivals include songwriter Diane Warren, young actor Jacob Tremblay of Room and Whoopi Goldberg.

    AP

Hollywood: Hollywood hits the Oscars red carpet Monday for its annual show of glitz and pageantry honoring cinema's finest 0151 with a broiling row over diversity an awkward guest at the party.

Tinseltown's elite are looking forward to the usual sparkling night of celebration, with survival epic The Revenant leading the charge for golden statuettes and a panoply of rivals snapping at its heels.

But controversy over the "whitewashing" of nominations — there are no ethnic minority nominees in the acting categories for the second year running — threatens to steal the limelight.

An audience expected to number several hundred million around the world will be hanging on every word uttered by black comedian and actor Chris Rock, who is hosting despite calls for him to join a boycott.

Insiders say the 51-year-old has completely rewritten his opening monologue in the wake of the scandal, which could prove embarrassing for the Academy's 6,000-plus voting members, overwhelmingly white men.

The funnyman appeared in relaxed mood hours before the ceremony, posting a picture of Oscars note paper bearing the phrase "Get ready" and, soon after, a video of him ordering breakfast at a McDonald's drive-thru.

Hopes for a safe, predictable start looked promising, with the rain clouds that have marred previous red carpet arrivals nowhere in sight for the 88th Oscars ceremony, which begins at 5.30 am on Monday at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.

Old Hollywood hands

If the weather can never be entirely reliable, analysts have predicted with an unusual degree of certainty that Monday will be a night of long overdue glory for old Hollywood hands who have previously missed out.

Jaws will drop if best actor doesn't go to Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, 22 years after his first of five acting nominations.

"Good luck Leo! Everyone loves you because you're the best," pop superstar Adele tweeted.

A widely-anticipated best supporting actor Oscar for Sylvester Stallone, who reprises his turn as underdog boxer Rocky Balboa in Creed, would be one of the stories of the night, almost four decades after his only other nominations — for best actor and screenplay for the franchise's original outing, Rocky.

The 69-year-old shared a picture on Instagram of him dressed in a dark blue dinner jacket with black and blue lapels and a black shirt and bowtie, captioned: "On my way to the Oscars... It's been a memorable year."

First-time nominee Brie Larson looks to be a lock for best actress, having dominated the awards season with her performance as a kidnapped mother in Room.

Best supporting actress favorite Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) faces tough competition from Carol star Rooney Mara, on her second nomination, and previous best actress winner Kate Winslet, acclaimed for her work in Steve Jobs.

Spotlight, about child abuse in the Catholic Church, and Wall Street satire The Big Short look like safe bets for the original and adapted screenplay honors after being recognized by the Writers Guild.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Revenant is the overall frontrunner, with 12 nominations, followed by George Miller's stark action epic Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 and Ridley Scott's space adventure The Martian, with seven.

'Surprises will happen'

The Gold Derby website, which aggregates experts' predictions, has The Revenant in the lead for best film, but analysts are split on whether Inarritu will also pick up best director for the second year running following his win for Birdman.

"I think 'The Revenant' will win best picture and the director will go to Miller," said Hollywood analyst Anne Thompson.

"It would be unlikely that the Academy would reward a genre sequel like 'Fury Road' with best picture, but they have gone with directors like Ang Lee and Alfonso Cuaron for well-mounted spectacles like 'Life of Pi' and 'Gravity.'"

"As many people are saying, this is an unusual year when surprises will happen," she added.

The night will also feature some social activism: several stars including Oscar winner Patricia Arquette and past nominee Steve Carell will wear bracelets to promote a campaign against gun violence.

And Vice President Joe Biden will introduce a song by Oscar nominee Lady Gaga to push an initiative tackling sexual assault on US university campuses.

Gaga sang a duet with Elton John on Saturday at his pre-Oscars pop-up concert in West Hollywood, which drew thousands of fans to the Sunset Strip.

John organized the free event to thank the city for hosting his annual Academy Awards viewing party to raise funds for his AIDS foundation.

AFP


Published Date: Feb 29, 2016 01:18 pm | Updated Date: Feb 29, 2016 01:20 pm